STRENGTH AND FRAGILITY AFTER JOB LOSS
A BLOG ABOUT CAREER TRANSITIONS AND LIFE DECISIONS
As a career coach, I often work with people who have just been let go from their jobs. Many of them express a deep sense of sadness and grief and are like fragile shells of their former selves. In my conversations with people from all industries spanning across the ages of 25 to 60, I’ve made an interesting observation: each person I serve describes a sense of fragility and strength. Once the exterior of salary, status, bonus, title are stripped away, only the essence remains. The core of the essence is the person they were that was forgotten along the way. Many of the people I meet “bloom” again once they realize that this is a new chapter of life. While the outer shell may be fragile, the seeds of determination, resilience, strength, and hope lies within waiting for the time when it can grow again.