As an executive coach, I frequently work with clients to help them transition smoothly into a leadership role. They must quickly deliver on many new responsibilities, but may face various challenges in properly managing their new team.
Over the years I have worked with many people to help them prepare to find a new job after they’ve unexpectedly lost theirs. This is a time to go easy on yourself since it is considered by many to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. When someone comes to me for help, here are three things I share with everyone.
The job search process comes with a lot of uncertainty, like not knowing how to go about finding a job, not knowing what the hiring manager is looking for in the ideal candidate or how long it's really going to take to get a job. This uncertainty brings with it a lot of emotional ups and down. There are times of excitement and successful action, as well as setbacks and disappointment.