If you’re reeling from a recent layoff due to the pandemic, you’re not alone. Many millions of people around the world have lost their jobs. Yet despite the grim circumstances, the tried-and-true methods of getting back on your feet still apply.
Choose how you’ll frame things. Think strategically about how you will gracefully address the layoff once you’re back in front of a potential employer. Put together a thoughtful response that will emphasise your strengths.
Share the news. Let people in your network know that you’re on the prowl for a new position. If approaching individuals with a pitch, however, do this delicately to avoid seeming self-centred amid a global crisis.
Exploit the Zoom boom. Business leaders, like the rest of us, are isolated in their home offices, conducting business, and feeling lonely. It is a good time to reach out and connect.
Nurture your mental health. Grinding yourself down with self-doubt and worry will only hinder your professional progress. Find methods to keep yourself positive and take care of your mental health.
- Learn while you look. You could consider joining our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and gain a certificate in leadership development in just 10 weeks. Other such programmes are available, but may not benefit from 67% government funding.
The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.
HOW TO THRIVE IN THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES
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