So on Friday my contract recruiting position ENDED and I became unemployed. During this economy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that even the most successful companies need to take a look at their books and where it makes sense, CUT. This is the only way to stay in business in the long term and ride out the downturn. Unfortunately, on Friday, that meant cutting my bosses position, hence my own and a bunch of other talented folks.
I should have been upset about it, but something interesting happened earlier in the week: I read my horoscope in the Good Times (I’m a Capricorn):
“You wonder if you should follow a dream or become even more practical. Following dreams actually is practical. So the question is what do you dream about and who do you envision yourself being in these extremely unusual times? It’s important to place yourself within the context of the world changes occurring. If you place your dreams within the context of serving humanity your dreams will come true.”
Regardless of whether you believe in astrology or not, this hit a cord for me as good advice.
Dreams, hopes and desires is what pushes great things happen. Innovation, reinvention and restructuring is what will push us out of this economic slowdown.
The sudden change in my employment will be the kick in the pants I needed in order to “MAKE things happen.” It’s my career restructuring… just like my former employer is doing to stay in business.
On Friday, before I got the “official” word, my day started out with some great news. At 7:30am my home phone rang. It was a friend and former colleague of mine who had been laid off from Motorola the prior month. His call was to thank me for the career search advice I had given to him on the very day he lost his job. He had received the job offer he wanted and my advice was instrumental in his success. So when the axe fell, I felt confident that I could use my own advice and land a job as well.
This change will only lead to more successful ventures… dreams will come true…..
I hope that you will stay tuned for my Career Search Chronicles… I’m pretty excited!
What does your career horoscope say about you?