m8.jpgEven though most PIT subscribers and other professionals I've worked with have cycled through the e-wave™ at least once on the way to reemployment, there's no hard-and-fast rule that says everyone has to suffer from prolonged job-loss grief.

  • A job may fall into your lap before you've fully traversed the Doom-Wave stages. In fact, your phone might be ringing as you read this, and the caller might be prepared to offer you a golden career opportunity. If that's the case, by all means, accept it.
  • Don't worry that you might miss something or sabotage your chances for long-term happiness because you haven't suffered enough.
  • However, in my experience, most people do find it necessary to work through the e-wave™ stages before they can successfully move on with their professional lives. They find, in fact, that dealing with the trauma of unemployment from a position of knowledge and anticipation is the key to getting their career back on track

You should now have an idea of what to expect while you're riding the e-wave™ of unemployment. In the next section, we'll take a look at what your family members are likely to experience during t his time. You'll learn how to help them work through their experiences, and how the trauma of unemployment ultimately can bring your family even closer together.

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