How To Thrive After Losing Your Job

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The members of Connect: Professional Women's Network share their advice for bouncing back after a lay off. For more discussions and to join the Connect group, visit …

The members of Connect: Professional Women's Network share their advice for bouncing back after a lay off. For more discussions and to join the Connect group, visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect.

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  • Great advice! Networking is key, not only for discovering leads, but for remaining informed, building confidence as well as defining your strengths and career goals.
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  • I think that those tips are great. I have recently been let go and have started using some of those tips before i read this article.
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  • Great advice regarding networking, it is vital!
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  • Good Advice and was exactly what I have been doing since being laid off.
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  • Very timely and sage advice! I would offer that we should think this way even if we haven't been laid off, but maybe you're contemplating a change in life. This is so relevant for college grads, the advice provided here can be applied today. Know what's important and why (bills, saving, dinners). Know who's important and why (family, friends, network - vertical and horizontal). Know what you really care about - passion (it will change over time, but have passion).

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  • 1. BROUGHT TO YOU BYAdvice from the women of Connect: Professional Women’s NetworkLaid Off? How to Flourish, Not Flounder
  • 2. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 2Make a plan. First, a survival plan. Can you pay basic bills? Whatdo you need to do in the short term to get by? Then, a long-termplan. What do you want to do with your life? If there are changesyou need to make to feel you are on YOUR path, not one someoneelse designed for you, this is the ideal time to make them.Diane GallagherPit Stop Pain Relief atRossitor for Racers
  • 3. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 3Work with a career coach to evaluate your options and rework yourresume. I was surprised by how much of my experience wastransferable to other disciplines. The coach I worked with gave megreat advice for editing and tailoring my resume to get it through theHR systems, past the recruiter, and in front of hiring managers.Jessica JohannesSenior CommunicationsProfessional
  • 4. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 4A friend in HR offered this advice: 1) Build a weekly routine thatincludes coffee/exploratory conversations with colleagues to shareyour enthusiasm for a new chapter. 2) Create a strong two-pagerésumé that features your skills as a professional who is open tonew opportunities. 3) Stay healthy: Exercise and eat well.Joanne VenaArts EducationProgram Designer
  • 5. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 5I survived a brutal layoff after 9/11, and my sweet spot now ishelping women reinvent themselves. My top three tips: 1) Figure outwhat you REALLY want to do in this next chapter. 2) Don’t jump toanything until you research whats right for you. 3) Learn the lessonsyour life has been trying to teach you..Kathy CaprinoWomen’s Leadership andCareer Coach
  • 6. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 6I have been laid off four times in as many years. My three top tips:Keep connected in your field, learn something new, and network.That is how my current position and I met.Patricia NelsonKFAI - Fresh Air Radio
  • 7. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 7You’re never too old to learn new tricks. Make your time off countwith classes and certifications. Want to collaborate with those whohave diverse skill sets? Classes can help you learn to speak theirlanguage and devise strategies for partnering to benefit you both.Certifications can help you sharpen the tools in your own toolbox..Kathy CatoeMarketer with apassion for social media
  • 8. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 8Being laid off was the VERY BEST thing to ever happen to mycareer. Here are my top three pieces of advice. 1: Do at least onething that you have not been able to make time for. 2: Get endorsedby your former coworkers/update your social-media profiles. 3:Consider part-time and freelance positions or projects.Jessica McGuireOSteenCertified Salesforce.comSales Cloud Consultant
  • 9. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 9FLICKR PHOTO CREDITS:Slide 1: hlkljgkSlide 2: Christina DuludeSlide 3: Penn StateSlide 4: SangudoSlide 5: Thompson RiversSlide 6: itupicturesSlide 7: walthampubliclibrarySlide 8: Steve & Jemma CopleyJoin the conversation!Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, is anonline community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve thecareers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success.For more great insights from Connect members, check out thediscussion: What are your top three tips for women goingthrough a layoff?Visit linkedin.com/womenconnect formore information and to join the group!
  • 10. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 10