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Interactive Worksheets

These interactive worksheets, including exercises, quizzes, and checklists, are tools that help you plan your career, explore education, look for work, and succeed at work. Convenient and easy to fill out, your answers can be saved, printed, or emailed.

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Job Loss Checklists

What to Do First After Job Loss — Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you've dealt with the most important things right after losing your job. The sections on this checklist correspond to the 5 things to take care of in What to Do First After Job Loss.

How to Cope with Job Loss — Checklist

Use this checklist as you deal with your reactions to job loss. The sections on this checklist correspond to the 5 tips in How to Cope with Job Loss.

Moving Forward After Job Loss — Checklist

Use this checklist as you move into the next stage of life after losing your job. The sections on this checklist correspond to the 4 steps in Moving Forward After Job Loss.
Exercises to Help You Cope With Job Loss

Assess Your Behavior

When people feel they have lost control over their lives, they sometimes compensate by becoming overly critical of people and things around them. Do you have this tendency?

Assess Your Physical Well-Being

It's important to take care of yourself and pay attention to what your body is telling you. Are you paying attention to your body?

Assess Your State of Mind

It’s important to keep things in perspective and to stay as positive as you can. What are you saying to and about yourself?

Assess Your Emotions

Feelings of frustration, depression, worry, and anger will come and go as you adjust to losing your job. How did you feel right after losing your job? How are you feeling now?

Take Care of Yourself

Caring for yourself and nurturing your spirit will help you cope with the challenges in your life. Think of the things you enjoy doing, and make time to treat yourself to them.

Build Your Support Network

No one makes it alone. Give others a chance to help you cope with your job loss.

Stay Positive

Different strategies work for different people. Give your self-esteem a boost by making 1 or more of these lists.
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My Work Search Plan and Record

Putting a work search plan in writing will help you set goals and deadlines for your search. It will also help you keep track of what you have done.

Understand Your Work Preferences

To find work that’s the best fit for you, you’ll need to understand your work preferences. These preferences will reflect your most important skills, interests, and values.

Deciding What Questions to Ask in an Informational Interview

Use this exercise to help you choose the most useful questions to ask in your informational interview.
Job Enrichment

Getting and Keeping the Work You Want

A positive attitude will help you find a good job. And it will help you hold on to your work in a competitive market.

Guide to Managing Career Transitions

A career change can be hard, especially if you didn’t expect it. Learn about the 3 stages that most people go through when adjusting to change.
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Make Your Job More Rewarding

Bored at work? Thinking about quitting or looking for a new job? What if you could make your current job more rewarding? Check out these strategies.
Self-Development

Gain Control in Key Areas of Your Life

Complete this exercise to assess the changes happening in your life, and develop a plan to focus your attention where it's needed most.

Increase Satisfaction in Key Areas of Your Life

Assess how you feel about the important aspects of your life, and develop a plan to make your career and personal life more satisfying.

Create a Balanced Lifestyle

Would you like more time to do what you want to do? More balance between your work life and your home life? Try these strategies to balance your lifestyle.

Cope With Stress

How stressed are you? Do you know how to avoid or handle stress? Try these strategies to cope with the stress you face at work.

Take Charge of Your Learning at Work

Are you a lifelong learner? Are you finding new opportunities to learn? Find out with this online quiz. Then take charge of your own learning at work.

A Positive Attitude Will Help You Learn

Being a successful learner starts with having a positive attitude toward learning.
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