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Fulfillment@Work: LAYOFFS, HIRING FREEZES, AND CLOSING OFFICES
January 14, 2001

Welcome to the Fulfillment@Work Newsletter
Published by Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching
ISSN: 1533-3906

Contents

1. Feature ArticleL Layoffs, Hiring Freezes & Closing Offices!
2. Quotes of the Week
3. Tip of the Week: Take ACTION With Group Coaching!
4. We Recommend: NEW! The Love Your Job Ebook!

Feature Article
Layoffs, Hiring Freezes & Closing Offices!

The workplace is changing, and you can't afford to NOT seek fulfillment now! Working with clients from many career fields as well as many countries, I have noticed some significant trends in the job marketplace over the last 4 months. One recent development is the increase in layoffs.

1) The Bureau of Labor & Statistics states that the number of layoffs for November are the highest in a single month since 1995.

2) According to Reuters, hiring freezes and layoffs are happening with a majority of Fortune 500 companies.

3) Many companies are consolidating and closing offices due to limited profitability. According to a survey conducted on behalf of Barron's, more than a third of Internet firms will not survive this year.

4) Personally, I conduct about 50 workshops each year. At my two most recent workshops, I've had double the usual number of participants.

The research conducted by my staff shows me that the motivation for career change is definitely increasing. More and more people are ready to make the change, and find a career that is more satisfying. Why? Some may have been surprised by a layoff and some make the change voluntarily, unfulfilled by the work they do and wanting their life to align more to who they are. I recommend that you look at your current work situation, and find ways you can:

*** Improve your current work by thinking of creative ways to enjoy it more.
*** Start your own career change. Focus on fulfillment above all else so that you can discover your unique purpose in life and find the perfect job that aligns with your passions and values

Make your commitment today. Get your support, grab momentum, gather energy, create enthusiasm and the results will show up in your life. Will you find a mentor, re-order your priorities to cultivate more balance, or take the first step by exploring how coaching can really help your fulfillment explode today?

If you want to learn how to Find Your Dream Job, click here:
http://www.dreamjobcoaching.com/coaching-overview.html

If you want to learn about Executive Coaching, visit:
http://www.GarfinkleExecutiveCoaching.com

~ Joel Garfinkle
Dream Job Coaching:
Live Your Dream Life!

Quotes of the week

"The only limits are, as always, those of vision."
~ James Broughton

"A computer will not make a good manager out of a bad manager. It makes a good manager better faster and a bad manager worse faster."
~ Edward Esber

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
~ Kenneth Blanchard

Tip of the Week
Take ACTION With Group Coaching!

Joel Garfinkle, The Dream Job Coach, has created a revolutionary, unique 7 Step Dream Job Process. The process is unlike traditional job search paradigms - it works from the *inside* out and focuses on the whole person instead of just assigning a random job title. Fulfillment is the main focus of this process. Finding or creating a job that will allow each person the maximum level of fulfillment is the goal. Space is limited to only 10 participants. The next session is February 5th, act now while it's fresh in your mind. http://www.dreamjobcoach.com/group-coaching.html

We Recommend
NEW!! Love Your Work; Make The Job You Have The One You've Always Dreamed Of! THE EBOOK!

By Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching

The brand new ebook is the comprehensive resource for people struggling to find more fulfillment from work and life. This ebook draws on the Dream Job Coach Joel's extensive experience traveling his own journey to fulfillment, as well as the experiences of thousands of clients. Learn how to: - Handle stress and frustrations proactively; - Build favorite tasks and skills into the work environment; - Create focus questions to help you find daily fulfillment; and much more. Visit the website for more information and to purchase. http://www.dreamjobcoach.com/online-store.html.

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