A client who’d lost her job contacted me in February for some coaching just before the pandemic truly hit. She was in a difficult place, but hadn’t quite lost all hope.
Luckily she could leave London and go and live with her Mum, so rent wasn’t a worry. But it wasn’t ideal.
She needed to find a new job, and get on with her life. She had great aspirations, she wanted to buy her own place, and to travel.
And, she’d really lost her confidence. Her working environment before being made redundant hadn’t been great, then losing her job hit her hard.
So, we worked on building her confidence. I set her small tasks to do each week; honestly working out what her strengths are; noting when she’d acted in a confident manner, contacting strangers on LinkedIn and asking for advice on applying for the company they work for.
She was scared of being seen as annoying.
But she was determined, completed her tasks, and found that it was easier than she’d imagined.
People saw her for what she is, a lovely, capable, dedicated person.
She ended up with several job interviews – one a direct approach from LinkedIn.
And she found a new job in May!
With a company that seemed to share her values, who wants to hear her voice, and who are committed to employee wellbeing and happiness, with open conversations. Just what she needed.
None of this would have happened if she hadn’t taken action. As much as she was scared, feeling low, and lacking in self-esteem – she knew that she’d have to do some work in order to find a new job.
She took it step by step, was proactive, asked for help. And she persisted, even when it felt cringey, uncomfortable, risky. She didn’t’ lose hope, and it paid off.
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