And, in case anybody is wondering - the company is IBM, and I'm one of 5,000 people that were laid off last week. Essentially what is happening is that they are transferring a lot of work to India and other low cost countries and laying off the US employees. The general feeling among those who escaped the layoff is that this was probably just the first wave.
I attended a job transition webinar yesterday; and, one of the things they encouraged us to do was to take a Birkman First Look® assessment which is 3 part questionnaire:
- * How do you see most people? (125 questions)
- * How do you see yourself? (125 questions)
- * Which jobs interest you the most? (48 questions)
So . . . where can I find a job with responsibilities that capitalize on my artistic and musical interests - and pays lots of money? Any ideas?
According to the assessment, my interest in a job with persuasive responsibilities is basically non-existent. I'm thinking a sales job probably isn't a good idea.