Managing a Bruised Ego and Taking Action |


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a few things you can do to manage a bruised ego, particularly if you are an executive.

Managing a Bruised Ego and Taking Action |

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is is Jeff Hopp in the big game huh I
referred to use the big game hunter
because I've hunted down leaders and
staff organizations or more than 40
years I want to talk to many of you but
in particular senior executives about
mobilizing your strengths after you lose
your job now one of the hard things for
a lot of execs is their ego has gotten
bruised when they lose a job you know
your self-esteem your identity you know
your place in the world is lost with
your job you feel embarrassed you know
many things feel as though you're at
they're out of control and you know
you've got used to making decisions
decisions that may affect thousands of
people millions of dollars and now your
biggest decision is going to be where to
go for coffee in the morning so I just
won't offer you some simple advice and
this is true certainly whether you're a
senior exec or a staff level person but
you can tell them reaching out to the
number one is maintain as best you can
your usual routine and your way of life
with your family now I know this may run
Karason to some things I've said
previously but if you've got the
wherewithal to maintain your financials
even though you're going to be out of
work for what could be a year it do so
if you're not sure start making the cuts
early but try not to affect others all
that dramatically look there's trivial
things in your expense budget at home
that you can deal with try and deal with
those but you know the major things
where the kids are in school your
mortgage you may start examining will
retake the refinance
or to pull money out of your house and
those are not ideal circumstances but
it's good to have that information and a
plan for how you'd measure for the
answers I look for ways to develop your
worth outside of your job so whether
it's in in the places that you volunteer
in training that you get that will help
you maintain your position in your field
do things along those lines
I'm trying some new things learn to take
small steps and lastly ask for support I
know that's the Tuffy for most of you I
was on one of these men's retreats I do
at a conference conference for the men's
with them involved with and runs these
men's retreats I should say and one of
the most interesting things was watching
men struggle to ask for help from people
who loved them dearly and have helped
them for many years but just asking for
help was a struggle I that would be the
same of you true love you too but reach
out to folks tell them you can use some
help some advice some input and some
support and you'll find that people are
more than willing to help they'll go out
of their way to do so so this is Jeff
Albin I hope you found this video
helpful if you didn't you're watching in
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final things first of all if your firms
trying to hire some one of your former
firms try to hire someone send me an
email to address below let me know who
to contact and whether to mention your
name I love to help them staff positions
if we're not already connected on
LinkedIn send me a financial request at /a in forward slash
big game huh I accept connection
requests from people worldwide except if
you look like a spammer
or if your third-party recruiter finally
finally if you have a question about job
hunting and be happy to answer it
contact me through live person calm I'm
a job search and career coaching expert
I'd be happy to help
particularly at these times we might be
a little vulnerable and you're off your
game better to get advice from someone
who's a professional and ask some of the
amateurs that you know for input this is
Jeff Albin hope you have a great day
take care


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2200 episodes. He is a former member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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