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Job Loss



Losing our jobs can put our lives in crisis. It’s not just a loss of income: it can be a loss of health care access, a loss of friends and community, a loss of purpose, a loss of pride, and even a loss of identity. It can leave us full of powerful emotions like resentment, anger, shock, and guilt—or even the surprise of relief. Reorienting our lives after a job loss often involves rethinking our expectations and assumptions about who we are and what we are capable of.

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Why Losing Your Job Can Be the Best Thing to Happen for You | Jay Shetty

When life closes one door that doesn’t mean it’s the end of everything. In this video, Jay Shetty shares how when one door closes, it becomes an opportunity for a new beginning. Rejection and failure are life’s ways of saying you deserve better. Stop settling for less than you deserve.

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Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go.

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Job Loss and Unemployment Stress

While the stress of losing a job can seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation, maintain your spirits, and find a renewed sense of purpose.

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How Losing Your Job Changes You

Unexpectedly losing a job is hard, but it can also change you in the long term, setting off a cycle that may be hard to break out of, and leaving lasting effects on the way you see and interact with the world.

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Job Search Strategies After a Career Pause or Job Loss

Pandemic-related job losses are hitting women especially hard. Here are strategies to approach the job search.

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What to Do If You Are Laid-Off—How to Cope with Job Loss

The world economy is taking a huge hit from the COVID-19 virus outbreak and creative professionals are being affected in large numbers with job losses and being laid-off as design agencies and corporate marketing departments contract.

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How to Successfully Spin a Pandemic Gap on Your Résumé

I’ve asked three smart experienced career coaches and résumé writers to offer their sage advice on how to help you position your résumé and narrative when asked about pandemic-related gaps in employment. Here is what they suggest you do now.

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Laid Off from Work? Here’s 7 Things to Do ASAP

Getting laid off is a painful experience and there is no doubt that many of you are struggling with this right now. When this happens, it’s important to keep perspective. Yes, it sucks. Yes, it’s going to be rough for a little while. But no, it is NOT the end of the world.

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Facing Long-Term Joblessness? Try These 7 Things if You’re Struggling to Find Work

If you’re facing long-term unemployment, don’t let the discouragement keep you from taking action, both with your finances and your job search. Here’s what you should do in the meantime as you look for a new opportunity.

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How Losing My Dream Job Skyrocketed My Career - Alexandra Gater - TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto

In this talk, Alexandra Gater, a Centennial College graduate, shares how losing her dream job sky-rocketed her career as a YouTube influencer.

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