Her Ambitious Career

Ep 103 - 'Optimism in Redundancy: Positive Strategies to Move Forwards Fast', with guest Arthi Raghu

August 15, 2023 Episode 103
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 103 - 'Optimism in Redundancy: Positive Strategies to Move Forwards Fast', with guest Arthi Raghu
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

My guest today is Arthi Rahgu who was recently made redundant from Linkedin's workforce.

Arthi says:

"Going through a layoff is like experiencing trauma. I felt ashamed, embarrassed and as if I wasn't worthy. And I decided to welcome those feelings in without going straight into problem-solving mode."
  (Arthi Raghu, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

Arthi's attitude towards the redundancy is surprisingly positive - so much so, that I asked her to come onto the show to share her experience with us, along with a number of practical strategies she's employing to adjust to her new circumstance.

 In this episode... 

  • We are talking about accepting those feelings of rejection, uncertainty, shame and fear when you lose your job
  • How to value your sense of worth, beyond your job title, "I am not defined by my job."
  • How to help your process by looking at a redundancy positively and objectively
  • Learning how to acknowledge your transferable value
  • How reaching out to other people can really help you through a period of change, like a redundancy
  • How to address a redundancy in a future job interview

  Arthi says:

"How I look at it: at my old company, I was just a piece of the puzzle and then the puzzle changed a little bit and  so I'm no longer needed there and that's okay. All those skills and experiences still come with me to my next venture."
  (Arthi Raghu, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bio:

Arthi Raghu is a former Sales Development leader at LinkedIn, part-time yoga instructor, certified mindset coach, and avid marathon runner. She resides in Colorado with her husband Tim and two dogs, Lucy and Eve.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthi-raghu-a1893a40/

Website: www.arthimeena.com


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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