You Are More Than Your Job Title
By Nickquolette Barrett ~
The work environment has changed. Job expectations have changed. Life outside of your career has changed. And, now, your position is being eliminated. Yes, eliminated. But how could that be? You’ve worked here for 15, 20, or even 30-plus years.
What are you to do?
When clients come to me with the scenario above, I go from being a career coach to being a career counselor. Being downsized is an emotional and, sometimes, traumatic life event. It not only affects your livelihood, it also affects how you feel as a person.
And this is where I come in: I get the awesome opportunity to work with the best of the best. I work with clients to uncover their awesomeness and help them create new careers, whether it’s pursuing something they’ve always wanted to do — like open a business — or go into a completely different field.
I enjoy helping my clients rebuild their confidence, showing them they are more than their titles, their jobs, and their companies.
So if you find yourself in this position, remember: You may have lost a job, but you OWN your skills, talents, and abilities. No one can take them away from you. You can thank your former employer for helping you hone your skills, talents, and abilities, all the while getting get paid to do it.
Sounds good! But what’s next?
Follow these seven steps to get back on your feet and start on a new path:
You are so much more than your job title. If you are not ready to throw in the towel, get busy and discover your next adventure. When you do, drop me a line — I’d love to hear all about it!