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Vol. 17, Issue 12 - March 19, 2018

Laid off? Tips on maintaining your confidenceAbridged: Benson D. Evans, Career Counselor

PALM SPRINGS, CA -- You've probably heard once in your life that the way to get through the challenges of life is not to look in the rear view mirror but to look ahead. Lamenting the loss of your job because of a reduction of force is natural; especially if you enjoyed the position. It is normal to grieve over the loss of income and the daily activities you had.

The emotions of grief, anger and fear must be resolved. If they are not, it may affect your future performance in interviews. Self-confidence is one of the most paramount traits of a successful interview. After a layoff, allow a short period of grief. Let whatever you are feeling to come through, face it, and understand that the past cannot be brought back, then get over it.

Believe the next job or career move you make can be even more rewarding. Believe in yourself. The identity you developed about yourself still exists. Try looking in the mirror daily and repeating how talented, creative, and successful you are. This creates positive cognitive thinking about yourself which is what you need for a successful interview in the future. Good luck! You can do it.

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