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How to Rebuild Confidence After Losing Your Job

Losing your job, even one you weren’t fond of, is never easy. But don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Others have gone through this before and recovered. You can too. In order to move past this unfortunate event in your life, it’s important to focus on what you can control. You can control your emotions, the people you surround yourself with, and your skillset. 

1. Know Your Value

It’s important to remember that business decisions are typically that, business decisions. They are based on what the business needs at that time and don’t deny the value you bring to the company or the skills you have. It’s important to remember that all of the skills and knowledge that you brought to the company – you still have! Don’t let someone else dictate your self-worth. 

When you move forward with job interviews, it’s important to be confident in yourself. Review your resume or experience and remember the duties you held and the impacts you made on the company. Don’t shy away from this in your job interviews.

2. Find a Supportive Network

There are networking groups for every industry! It’s important to surround yourself with others who can relate to what you’re going through and have the relevant connections. Networking groups also often offer a sense of community, professional development opportunities, and job fairs that are tailored for its members.

Check out this networking guide from the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

3. Expand Your Skill Set

Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or enhance current skills, now’s the time to do it. One thing pandemic taught us is the importance of digital skills for all. 

Basic digital skills include typing, using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and communicating through email.

Thanks to our partnerships with Google and Skills to Succeed Academy, we are able to offer FREE online digital skills training to our community. Explore training options now.

Here at Goodwill of Central Iowa, our mission is to help our community earn gainful employment because we know that everyone brings something special to the table. In fact, check out a few of our success stories of job placements. If you’re searching for a new job, don’t give up. We’re confident in you and your abilities. 

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