“When I was working, I never gave a thought to planning my career. Now that I’m out of work, I’m desperate and in survival mode.”
As a career consultant and guide, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those comments. The situation is sad and avoidable. Many people wait until they have exhausted their severance and unemployment payments before they seriously begin trying to find a job, any job, to keep house and home together. That, too often, is a prescription for disaster.