In a lot of cases, the doom and gloom of late will also bring about quite enterprising and more fulfilling ways to work. Life’s most difficult situations can also be the most transformative, as I expect many of us have come to learn.
Speaking up rather than cowering in silence for fear of an awkward conversation takes courage, but you owe that to yourself and your boss.
This was no ordinary job search campaign, and we soon agreed his best plan of action was to connect with people he’d met throughout his career, just by way of catching up for a coffee or beer and having a chat about things in general.
The moral of this story: There is life after redundancy, and with creative thinking and strategic planning, you can move to the next stage of your WorkLife and with a renewed zest for life.
Whatever you want to do, there is a clear path to it, and once you understand those steps, it becomes much more intuitive, and perhaps it even gives you the courage to get started. Because that’s what you need most, the courage to get started. The courage to take the cork out of the bottle.
If I can do it, so can you, and you never know where your new WorkLife chapter will lead you, and what doors and opportunities will open along the way.
And so, before making that move to what you might consider are greener pastures, perhaps first take time to consider if there are any changes you can effect to make your current situation better.
The first trick of asking questions is to determine if your question is a good one. Just because a question has never been asked does not make it good. Smart people have been asking questions for quite a few centuries now, so many of the questions that haven’t been asked are bound to yield some uninteresting answers.
The stories I write are based on real WorkLife challenges, obstacles and successes. In some stories, I share my own experiences, and with permission, stories of people I’ve worked with, whose names have been changed to protect their anonymity. Other persons and companies portrayed in the stories are not based on real people or entities.
Therein lies my case that speculatively approaching organisations for work is important. It can help you get onto their radar to be considered for a position when a role becomes available. And so, yes, speculative job approaches do actually work.