Surviving an Economic Downturn
Unemployment, Laid Off, Finding a Job, Fear, Uncertainty, Interviewing, Job Loss, Financial Planning, Oilfield, Energy
They Might Be Thinking:
Should I give up on a career in energy markets/oilfield services or my chosen field of practice?
I wish I would have been more conservative with my finances when times were good.
I am having a hard time making ends meet. I have exhausted my savings and IRA.
This downturn seems worse than the '80s.
I feel like I have let my family down. I need to figure something out quickly.
I wish I had more control of the situation, but I do not know what to do.
I am not sure how I will pay my mortgage or car note next month. Things are getting tight.
I am not sure what to do with my free time. I don't want to do something I regret.
Words That Might Be Encouraging:
We will get through this together. I know how hard this downturn has been on everyone.
Are there any companies or industries that I can offer my network to find job opportunities?
Stay positive! You just need to find one good opportunity.
Keep up your routines. It will help you maintain your focus.
Make good use of the time off.
You are not alone. A lot of people are going through this right now.
Can you send me your resume?
What are your top three areas of interest?
What type of positions are you interested in pursuing right now?
Is there a company I can help you get in to see?
I know you can get through this. You always find a way through.
Words That Might Be Discouraging:
Everything happens for a reason. It will all make sense down the road.
What are you doing right now for money?
How long have you been looking for a new job?
How will you explain the gaps in your employment history?
You poor thing, I am so glad I got out of that industry.
Have any of your friends found jobs at other companies?
Do you think you have a case for discrimination?
Can you get help from your family? Have they offered support?
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