Today might be the day. It could be your job, your largest client, a partner, or an investor. Sometimes it's a complete surprise. Sometimes it's expected. Either way, don't panic, consider this an opportunity.
We have a natural tendency to panic and jump into action almost immediately. That's probably the worst thing you could do. It's best to slow down, begin to prep for what could be 6 days, 6 weeks, or 6 months of transition.
Other than the obvious, updating your resume and reel, the very first things to focus on should be:
1. Construct an effective "Reason for Leaving/Change" Statement and new Elevator Pitch.
2. Clean up and prep your social media presence; LinkedIn profile, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
3. Focus on reinvention. Whatever happened the root cause(s), you now own this and it's a terrific learning experience.
Media, Higher Ed, Retail, Construction. Check out this #fbf article on how to survive in an industry in decline with tips on Resumes, Reels, LinkedIn, and how to construct an Elevator Pitch.
.... and never ever give up! What will seem like the Valley of Hell is just a new opportunity in disguise!