First I Lost My Job Now I’ve Lost My Confidence

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First I Lost My Job Now I’ve Lost My Confidence

Losing a job certainly does a number on ones self esteem.  It forces you to question your worth and your value.  There is something about being told that your services are no longer needed that causes you to forget all the great things you have done in your career.  Now at a time when you need to project confidence and self assurance as a job seeker, you find yourself questioning what you can offer another employer and wondering if anyone will ever want you again.  During this time of job search when your biggest asset is your ability to talk about your accomplishments, you are quick to dismiss your successes.  Loss of confidence can disable a job search because it immobilizes you and holds you back from meeting new people, picking up the phone or even trying.  Learning how to recover from a lay off is being able to put it in the past and not have it impact your future.  We all have had successes and set backs in our careers.  The question is which will you let define you?


About the Author:

Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.