On Coping When Laid Off

Thanks to Rita Ashley, job search coach, for last week’s blog post about continuing a job search during the holiday season.

Unfortunately, this holiday season is likely to find more employees receiving pink slips, and these people, single-minded women among them, will join the growing ranks of job seekers.

When it comes to coping with a layoff, many experts recommend an expedient job search.

Still, it’s not always easy to hit the pavement, virtual or otherwise, resume in hand. The shock, disappointment, and anxiety associated with a job loss can be overwhelming.

Unlike some job search coaches, Rita Ashley doesn’t ignore the pain a layoff can cause. In fact, she recommends acknowledging that a bad thing has happened to you.

In addition to this advice, she offers other concrete steps to help with a job search.

What’s different about Ashley’s advice is that in takes into account both the professional and the personal. A job search coach who recommends taking action, and also sees the advantages of “that favorite tea” and a “soak in a foamy tub” is one to whom single-minded women can relate.

Paula Santonocito
Career Editor, SingleMindedWomen.com