Refocusing after Being Laid Off
When faced with a layoff, be sure to make time for yourself. Loss of a job ranks as one of the most difficult times in life, and you will need to maintain your health and wellbeing. If you feel you need additional support, consider talking with a professional who can assist you through this time.
If you find yourself in a position of being laid-off, keep in mind how you first got that job - you worked hard, and success followed. The same will happen again in the future. With that in mind, focus your efforts and energy on an aggressive and effective job search.
Prior to starting your search, take some time to evaluate your prior experiences and think about what worked well and what didn’t work well in your past jobs. Identify some goals you hope to achieve in your next position. Perhaps you would like to move to the public sector from the private sector, or refocus your practice in a different area. Is there a different type of legal setting that might better fit your interests, personality and/or work habits?
Talk to a CDO attorney-counselor to discuss these issues as well as to strategize about your job search going forward.