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The Job Search Checklist by Damian Birkel

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Rebuilding Your Professional Identity

Your income, future, lifestyle, and security have been yanked out from under you by your former company without your permission. Regardless of your age or life experience, job elimination forces you to involuntarily give up the professional identity, reputation, and work life you have achieved. This sudden change makes hiding your emotions almost impossible and reluctantly forces you to adjust to a new way of living.

Job loss can easily be viewed as a personal attack on your expertise, knowledge, abilities, and level of contribution. Today's workforce centers on working in teams. Now that you no longer have ...

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