JOB SEARCH TIP: Jay lost three jobs in one year, and kept up a great attitude.

30 Jun

Within a year, Jay lost three jobs as a result of downsizings or mergers. In all cases his performance wasn’t at issue—he was a hard worker.

You would think that after the third layoff Jay would become upset or dejected, perhaps even giving up.

If he did, he didn’t show it.

Jay had a plan and he continued to work his plan. Whenever we met he was positive and had ideas about what he could be doing for the coming week.

I’m sure Jay had bad days, but he didn’t let them get him down. He didn’t need to seek professional help, but if you need help please consider doing so. When prospective employers asked him about his changes, he was honest. He also had secured references from each of his employers.

Jay did land another, and has been doing well ever since. Throughout his challenges he kept his focus on what he could control and kept focused on making progress every day.

To the degree you can, take some inspiration from Jay. Keep working. Keep networking. Keep up a positive attitude.

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