Any kind of career stumble – whether it’s a big pitch that didn’t go well or losing your job all together – is usually destined to knock your confidence back a few notches. And that’s exactly what happened to me this time last year, when I was laid off from my glossy magazine job. Though the layoff itself didn’t blindside me, what I struggled with most was my wounded pride.
I was always so proud to have “made it” in a competitive industry, so to have that status yanked away from me unceremoniously left me feeling completely insecure.What I learned in the four months it took me to find a new full-time gig really boils down to one thing: feeling confident in my value regardless of my employment status. So if you’re going through a career stumble, or trying to navigate stormy weather at your current job, repeat after me: your worth is not tied to your work. Read on to discover how to keep your confidence through any work storm. photo by hannah haston photo by hannah zahner