layoff

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disrupts
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

What Happens When a Pandemic Disrupts Your Career?

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about the importance of having a back-up plan if something disrupts your career. I shared about a past client of mine who was a recording artist with a unique story. His former career as a high school social studies teacher was

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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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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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job loss
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

What You Need to Know About a Job Loss

As a career coach and outplacement counselor, I work with many people who’ve been laid off from their jobs. Some saw the writing on the wall and knew the layoff was coming. Others were completely blindsided. If you expect (or even suspect) you’ll soon be losing your job, here’s what

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job loss
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Job Loss

Job loss can be a very devastating event, not just in a person’s career, but also in one’s life. This is especially true when the person is not mentally prepared for the event. I see this all the time in my work with my clients who are experiencing a layoff.

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