job loss

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2020
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Who Needs a Day Off From 2020?

I know I sure could use a day off from 2020! For the first time in a long time, I’m experiencing writers block for this blog, and I just need a little time off from trying to come up with my next topic. This year has been so eventful, but

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uncertainty
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Re-Direct Your Career in a Time of Uncertainty

My older brother is a unicorn. He’s been with the same company his entire career, almost as many years as I’ve been alive. This is extremely rare these days. Most people change companies (or even careers) seven to ten times in their lives. However, in all his years as a

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panic
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Avoid These 5 Career Mistakes During a Time of Panic

Are you starting to panic a little about the future? If so, be careful how you make any upcoming decisions about your career. Especially if you’ve lost your job due to the current economic situation. You can end up making several career mistakes by letting fear or panic drive your

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recession
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Career in a Recession

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of people. There are people who are sick from the coronavirus and missing their family members. Others have been working from home, or worse, been laid off. And we’re all facing a looming recession. There was so much “white noise”

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getting laid off
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Getting Laid Off? The #1 Thing to Ask for When You Leave

Part 3 of 3 Getting laid off is difficult and scary. It’s happening to so many people right now due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. It can make you feel like your career and your life is out of control. On some occasions you can convince your boss

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freelancer
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Are You Prepared to Be a Freelancer If Forced To?

Part 2 of 3 posts Even if you’re still able to work during the coronavirus quarantine, whether from your office or from home, let me ask you something: Are you prepared to be a freelancer if forced to? Think about it. If you lost your job tomorrow and couldn’t find

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control
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Gain Control Over Your Career Amidst Layoffs

Part 1 of 3 posts Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home during this coronavirus quarantine. But perhaps you haven’t been so lucky. Some folks have been told not to report to work. And since their job doesn’t lend well to remote work, they’re having to use

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rejection
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Deal With Job Loss and Interview Rejection

Rejection can be difficult, especially career rejection. I applied for A LOT of jobs when I was looking for my first “real job” right out of grad school in the late ’90s. About 75 to be exact. And I got about 70 rejections. Multiple rejections makes it nearly impossible to

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patient
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Be Patient When You’re In Between Jobs

Patience. They say it’s a virtue. Probably because it’s something rare. In today’s world, we don’t have to be as patient because we’ve grown accustomed to technology that provides instant results. But patience is something I’ve been trying to learn for a very long time. I’m definitely seeing improvement, but

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wake-up call
Inspirational/Motivational
Lori Bumgarner

Sunday Inspiration: Have You Had a Wake-Up Call in Your Life?

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. Each post comes from an outside resource (as referenced). I hope these posts will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to our weekly original blog posts. Enjoy!

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