Career Spotlight – My Layoff, Firing, & Hiring Job Experience

Careers-JobsSpotlightgraphicsWritten by Robert Voss

No one likes to go through this type of situation with a job layoff, firing, and the hiring process. But there are steps one can take to avoid a big headache in your life. It all starts by focusing and being the best at your job.

I can still remember when I was fired from a job that I had been with a company for about six months. They fired me because I could not learn fast enough. Was that fair to me; probably not. I had just been out of college and started working in the field of graphic design for this small label company. I did learn a few things to take with me from that job. All was not a total loss. So I picked my self up and starting sending out resumes to get another job. It is best to always have a resume updated on hand for when these things happen.

When one door closes a new one opens. Think of it as a positive experience. I was hoping to be still around with this small label company for a while, but they had other plans. Sometimes one can see the handwriting on the wall. If you career is not working out than pick another industry.

Next, I landed a job at a furniture company doing graphic design and photography. Photography is my passion. I had been at this company for about a year in a half before I was notified on my layoff. At that time, there where many people being laid off because of budget cuts.

So I went on unemployment for about six months before landing a security officer job. I choose thing field because I had an interest in Law Enforcement. The field of graphic design was very competitive and very stressful field to be in. There are fewer jobs in graphic design industry than what most people think. Today, many people think they are a graphic designer because of they are create anything and know what they are doing. That is not so. I went to school and worked at a few print companies to gain my experience.

I gave up graphic design because of the undercutting business of the commercial art industry. I have been in the security industry for many years now. What I have learned in the security field has helped me gain valuable skills in report writing, investigations, interacting with people, networking, and much more. I will tell people who are sitting at home looking for a job is to get in the security field for a short time to stay active and eventually one will find another career or job. Many security officers complain about the pay is low in Central Florida. That is true.

Today I use both graphic design skills along with my security industry skills too. Both work hand in hand. Be happy at what you do. All the money in the world might not make you happy in your career. I now tell people to challenge your self. Take some seminars, write a career plan, and focus on your personal life. At some point you will different levels of achievements. Good luck with your endeavors in your life. Please write me back if I have given you a career perspective. If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. Also, join to be one of our followers at otownfun on WordPress. For more great events, places, and articles, please visit us out at http://www.otownfun.com .

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