With so many jobs being slashed lately, especially in the financial sector, I’ve been hearing from a lot of executive job seekers who are suddenly out of a job.
Others see the writing on the wall and know it’s time to start looking for their next career opportunity.
Some are financially and emotionally prepared to move on, some aren’t.
Susan P. Joyce wrote about Layoff Self-Defense on job-hunt.org’s Job Search News Blog.
She offers some very helpful and heartening advice, including:
4 Layoff Facts
1. Don’t take a layoff personally. It’s usually not about your performance.
2. Passive job seekers (those still employed) are more attractive to another employer than those who are actively seeking, or unemployed.
3. Don’t let your current employer find out about your job search. It can speed up job loss.
4. Your credibility gap with potential new employers widens the longer you stay with a company hit by layoffs. Get out quickly, if you can.
Also, check out Susan’s in depth and practical layoff survival strategies.
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