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My layoff led me to my 'why'
Sometimes your path leads you in unexpected directions.
Devastated. Lost. Angry. Scared. Embarrassed.
These were all the emotions I experienced when I lost my job during the 2009 recession. It’s been almost 14 years since, and I can still recall the details of that day, even the weather…gray, cold, and raining.
It felt like the wind was knocked out of me when I was told I was being laid off. I put everything into that job, and all I had to show for it was a pink slip and a bruised ego. My world was turned upside down in an instant, and I was back at square one.
That time of my life was extremely difficult and lonely. Looking back, I wish I had reached out for support. Instead, I retreated. I was ashamed to talk to friends or venture outside as it felt like I was wearing a neon sign advertising my layoff to the world. As I isolated further, however, I dug an even deeper hole for myself.
That experience opened my eyes, mind, and heart to the ups and downs of work and of life. It eventually inspired me to open my business, Interview Ally, and to become an advocate for job seekers and professionals who are seeking to transition to something bigger and better for themselves.
I share this story for those who may be in the same boat right now. I want you to know you are NOT alone. No one should feel like I did, so it is my mission to be a cheerleader for all who need it while offering tools and tips to level up your job search, career, and mindset.
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Onward + Upwards, friends. You GOT this.
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