Why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you


My guest today is author and career coach Stephanie Brown. Her new book is called Fired: why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you. Available now on Amazon in paperback or kindle.

Stephanie held senior roles at Nike before leaving to take a chance on a job at a smaller company, who subsequently fired her. Knowing that amazing jobs at companies like Nike are not advertised on the internet,she spent seven months hustling and sniffing out the best jobs in the city with her own unique networking strategy! She approached me about sharing this advice and experience with the CareerCloud audience.

Topics discussed during this show:

  1. Why is Losing your Job is the Best thing that can happen to you?

  2. What did you learn in your 7 months of job hunting that you think are valuable lessons for people to take into their careers?

  3. You have previously worked for some of the worlds most recognizable brands. From your experience of hiring top candidates, what is the key to standing out both on a resume and in an interview?

  4. What do you think is the most important phase of the job hunt? And how do you recommend your clients approach it?

  5. In your book you mention a networking technique and a phrase you used that resulted in interviews with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Asos, TopShop and Bacardi…. what was the phrase and how can my listeners use it to get meetings with the top companies that they want to work for?

  6. What is the best way to stay in contact with people once you have meet them through networking? Any top tips?

  7. How can my listeners who haven’t been fired but are looking for a new job use some of the techniques you advocate in your book to help them find their next role?

  8. You worked for 8 years at one of the worlds most recognizable brands - Nike - what advice would you give to people wanting to get into the company of their dreams?

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