“We never thought it would get this bad.” Words from one employee affected by the changes that are hitting Wall Street this week.
Most are in shock but realize action is necessary to weather the storm effectively. If you are looking for support and advice, here are sites I’ve found useful:
—Collection of career advice from expert career coaches and authors
–Free career how-to videos on finding a job during tough times, landing a recession-proof job and acing a job interview
–Tips from the NYTimes.com if you’re Out of Work on Wall Street
My advice, take this as a wake up call – focus on your passion and your unique strengths and the money will follow. And I walk the talk.
I made it through the Andersen debacle by doing a soul search BEFORE the job search with the help of career coaching. I found the process so helpful, I got certified as a coach and started helping all my Andersen friends with their careers. Now 7 years later, I’m my own boss helping people get out of the rat race and into careers they would do for free (but get paid well to do.)
It’s your turn to take control of your career and find opportunity in challenge.
Join the conversation with your comments and let’s all get through this together. What are your thoughts on what’s happening on Wall Street? What advice you want to share for those impacted?