Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts January 2002
Short Cuts:BETTER YET
When a Colleague Grieves
IIn these tough times, out-of-work meeting
planners might find it takes several months, or much longer, to
find a new position. Robert Chope, Ph.D., author of Dancing Naked:
Breaking Through the Emotional Limits That Keep You From the Job
You Want (New Harbinger Publications; www.newharbinger.com), offers these ways to keep your
psyche healthy during the hunt.
Avoid negativity. “When I work with people in times of crisis,
they tend to kill ideas,” says Chope. “You have to be open to
Don’t talk yourself down. You are not to blame for the current
economic conditions. Have faith your experience will eventually win
out and the right job will open up.
Learn a new skill. Improving on your current abilities helps
bolster self-esteem and can lead to new job opportunities.
Live well. People who spend a lot of time at home often fall
into bad habits. Get into a healthful groove. Eat well and
Look the part. Don’t neglect your appearance. When an
all-important interview or networking opportunity arises, be
well-groomed and ready to go.
• SARAH J.F. BRALEY
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