This post can be quite fascinating, if you are a victim of recent layoff and desperately looking for a new job, or you might be already in a job, but fearing a pink-slip and looking out for a stable job or you being a fresher having passed out of an institute and aspiring for a job.
My Story – I Got Fired From My Job
I remember facing a similar situation a few years back when I was working on a project and a pop appeared on my email from the HR with the subject “Let’s meet in the evening @ 6:30 PM”. My heart started pounding very fast after reading this email fully aware of what could happen. During the discussion with the HR manager, I was informed that it was my last working day and I need not come to office from next day onwards. That moment, my whole world came crashing down. Chain of thoughts started swirling in my mind, like how I will survive, how I will pay the EMIs and how would I support my ageing parents, my wife and my daughter.
If anyone of you reading this article has gone through a similar situation, I can very well realize how you too would feel. I too felt the same way. I totally understand your pain. It is a lonely battle.
But hoping & praying will not help you get a job. I heard from successful people “Success is a planned event”. In a similar way, getting a new job out of the crisis is also a planned event. A crude example would be like throwing 10000 copies of your CV from an aeroplane several thousand feet from the ground and hoping that it reaches the right hands. We need to plan it.
We need to become like a tiger hunting its prey. We need to be well prepared. We need to approach it with absolute focus and as if our life depends upon it. We need to unclutter our mind, get rid of all distractions and need to shake the entire world to settle in a job in a target time.
If you act like an average job-seeker, opportunities would be limited, however, if you smartly focus on your goal and look at all the possibilities of getting settled in a job, you certainly shall be better than an average job-seeker, and will enjoy much better chances of getting hired.
Feel free to share in the comments section what you did to get a job and it can definitely inspire many people in their job search.
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Piyush Gupta – A Software Testing Professional with 13 years of experience
An expert on R&D, Online Training and Publishing. He is M.Tech. (Honours) and is a part of the STG team since inception.