Well, here we go again! Yesterday I was let go from my company. A reorganization resulted in two people doing the same job, and I went home. Stuff happens, right? I’ve been through far worse situations, trust me.
What this means is that a new chapter in my life is about to start and I don’t know what it is going to be about. I’ve got a couple of leads I’m following up on, so we’ll see if one of those pans out or if something else comes my way.
What I DO know is that you must have friends, colleagues, acquaintances, i.e., your network, in place before you need help. I came home yesterday, updated my LinkedIn profile, and began letting people know my status. I also asked them to keep me in mind in case they hear of anything that might be a good fit. The response was amazing. Just the fact that they were willing to be there for me blew me away. I mean, they are all fabulous people – and QUALITY people – but it still means something when people respond so kindly.
Takeaways for those who may find themselves in my situation: always continue to do your best whether you are up or down, stay true to yourself and to your network, remember your reputation proceeds you, it’s okay to ask for help, and always do your best (yes, it’s that important, so I repeated myself).
An IMMENSE THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my email. I will keep you posted on what happens, and I hope to always make you proud.