Changes are never easy and a job transition is no exception. It is a major life change, especially when a job is a crucial part of a person’s lifestyle or identity and the longer the person has been at a job, the greater the impact it has on their stress levels.

Job transitions do not always have to be so difficult, whether it is voluntary or not. Here are 6 tips to help make the transition easier for everyone.

1. Accept Help from Everywhere

If you are experiencing a period of job transition, seek advice from friends and colleagues in the field you want to work in for advice, tips and introductions to other people who can help you. The right support can make the transition from one career to the next a lot easier. If your employer has out
placement services like CMS, you can receive counselling, coaching and other support to help you navigate your job transition successfully.

2. Show Respect for Your Current Employer

Even if your departure was not voluntary, it’s not in your best interest to make the process more difficult than it has to be. Don’t burn your bridges or make life difficult for other employees or HR staff. Understand that these things happen and handle it with all the grace and poise you can muster.

3. Understand Your Support Anchors

We all have people, things and activities in our lives that contribute to our sense of self and help keep us grounded. They are unique to every person but what is important is that you identify the anchors around you and use them for support during this difficult time.

4. Stay Active

Making sure you find the time to get some physical activity can help your and physical well-being. It can help clear the mind and make you feel good about yourself. Whether it is yoga, a jog or a walk in the park, all will contribute to your general well-being.

5. Be Kind to Yourself

Working through difficult life changes like finding a new job is not easy for anyone. Change is tough, but you will get through this. Be sure you tell yourself that on a regular basis.

6. Establish a Daily Routine

Many people find the loss of structure that their job gave them difficult. Establishing a daily routine will help keep you focused, ensure that you are moving forward on your job plan each and every day, and keep you busy enough not to dwell on negative emotions.

If you want to be the kind of employer who supports employees going through a difficult job transition, you need CMS, the career transition people. We specialize in helping executives who are experiencing job transition get back on their feet. Contact us today for more information.