Newly Unemployed? 7 Steps To Turning Challenge Into Triumph
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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It can be more than disappointing to deal with being terminated or laid off. And even more disappointing if you never saw it coming. Feelings of sadness, anger, regret and panic can set in, but don’t let those emotions keep you from your next boss move.

Brazen Careerist offers immediate steps you can take to get beyond the gloom and get back on your grind:

Be empathic. Millions of Americans are unemployed. Many have to support their families, and they might be facing challenges that are even more difficult than what you’ve got on your plate. Now that you’re unemployed, too, it should be easier to understand what they are going through.

Learn to identify yourself in different ways. Some people solely define themselves by what their profession is. What happens when you don’t have that awesome job anymore? Being unemployed forces you to look deep inside yourself to figure out who you really are.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.