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08/11/20
TIP Job Loss Follow up actions
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Mentoring, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 4:58 pm

We are into the 6th month of the Pandemic that affects
all industries and the chemical enterprise, including
universities and funded research.  While I could list several
things to do,

The ACS does a creditable job in the following link.
https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/careers/jobsearch/jobloss/coping-with-job-loss.pdf
Please consider three related things regardless of what stage
your career is in?
  1.  Be prepared for a job loss or unexpected job change.  
Regularly line up your public relations documents and digital
presence.
  2.   Continue to learn new skills and expand your abilities
new and emerging areas, in-demand strength areas and areas
where you know or have been advised you need improvement.
  3.   Extend a helping hand to others.  Let them know you are 
there for them.  Work hard at it, as it is amazing how much this 
will mean no matter where you are in your career growth path.
[mentor others, offer strong recommendations, promote people
for honors, awards and honorary designations, if you are authoring
a technical journal article consider mentioning recognition of 
a teacher or mentor]

One Response to “TIP Job Loss Follow up actions”

  1. site admin Says:


    Regarding point (1):

    If you have not consulted a link from Kiplinger (via Fidelity)
    it is an excellent resource for job loss/change–
    https://www.fidelity.com/insights/personal-finance/changing-jobs-financial-checklist

     - 6 months income estimate suggested
     - Resources for finding appropriate insurances
     - In advance, Contact experienced Investment Firm
    (I use Fidelity Investment) in advance for appropriate
    way to manage your Retirement savings accounts
     Think through the timing of when you leave and
    when you might start your next position.
     Work through the end of year or quarter.
     Start before the beginning of the next quarter/year.

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