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Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

By Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Monster Contributing Writer

Time for Reflection

It’s hard to move ahead when you don’t completely understand your past choices. Are you putting yourself into job situations that may not make sense for you? Are you a workaholic? Take the time to figure out what is driving your behavior.

If you realize you need to break a pattern of behavior, seek professional help. If you are still covered under your former employer’s health plan, check to see if counseling sessions are included.

Invest in Career Counseling

Now may not seem like the time to spend money, but there are some investments worth considering. Before you start applying for any job that comes along, take time to make sure you are headed in the right direction. A good career counselor can help you choose your path.

You have an opportunity to do something different with your life. You just might need some help figuring out how to transition your skills.

If money is really tight, consider asking family members to forgo their usual holiday gifts to you. The money might be better spent on helping you find your calling in life.