On Christa Lauri’s podcast, we start off talking about the right way to act after getting fired and taking an active role in charting your career. The career marketplace is very different today.
I suppose there’s quite a bit of recovery-after-loss in my career: fired 39% of the time in my Hollywood career.
We talk about my pivot from movie lover to film executive and eventually tech entrepreneur, before my career crashed and burned when the tech bubble burst in 2001 and my young startup went belly-up. Today, we all need to become more resilient, more self-reliant, and more specific about what we do and what results we deliver. We need to think of ourselves as consultants vs. employees – even if we’re working in a fulltime W-2 position.
Biggest tip: Don’t rely on your resume. It’s not going to get you an interview. Instead, while you still have a job, spend time every week building and nurturing your network. It’s an investment that will pay off big-time.