Attending to the Basics

– Have obtained professional advice regarding separation agreement/severance
– Have received sound financial information regarding severance payment, RRSPs, tax implications, etc.
– Have filed a benefits claim for E.I. (Employment Insurance) Have met with the banker.
– Have developed an interim budget.
– Have negotiated a continuation of benefits (health care, dental plan, etc.).
– Have obtained letters of reference from former employer Have obtained a signed separation agreement.

Dealing with the Impact of Loss

– Have examined the effects of the loss on me emotionally.
– Have reviewed the impact of the loss on me physically.
– Have identified ways that the loss has affected my behaviour.
– Have replaced self-defeating behaviours with self-affirming practices.
– Have examined the effects of the loss of my family.
– Have established effective coping techniques.

Accessing Resources

Have accessed resources regarding the following:

– job loss.
– career exploration/planning.
– job search.
– summary writing.
– interview skills.
– returning to school.
– entrepreneurship.

Developing a Support Network

– Have identified family and friends who are supportive.
– Have asked for support.
– Have identified ways to support me.
– Have identified and accessed community and public support services.

Moving on

– Have explored all available options such as an occupation change, entrepreneurship, etc.
– Have identified potential barriers to success.
– Have developed plans to overcome potential obstacles.
– Have decided which option( s) I will pursue.
– Have established short-term and long-term goals for myself.
– Have developed a plan of action.

  1. Examine all the statements in which you DID NOT place a check mark.
  1. Mark these statements in order of priority to you by numbering them as 1, 2, 3, etc.
  2. Proceed to the section( s) of this website that deals with these areas and issues.

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