Victim of a company downsize

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I was terminated in May as part of a large-scale company downsizing. Ask Deb Company Downsizing job search My severance pay is through December. What do I use as my ending date on my resume? Thank you, Duane.

Downsizing During the Holidays: A Sign of Bad Planning?


Every year thousands of Americans are downsized, laid off, or just plain […] Source. These past two weeks my Twitter feed has been full of announcements from colleagues about being let go, or having just missed being on the chopping block, while dozens of others found themselves out of a job. Yes, it’s holiday layoffs season again! HR end of year planning layoffs

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Protect Yourself from a Downsizing Profession

Water Cooler Wisdom

« How to Work Around Office Problems | Main | Confidence Takes Men Further » February 24, 2011 Protect Yourself from a Downsizing Profession Many people don’t realize that industry downsizing will affect their jobs until it’s too late.

Advice for Boomers Wanting to Downsize

Boomers Next Step

Are your children now adults with homes of their own? If you are experiencing empty nest syndrome, you may find that your home has become too big for you. You are no longer raising a family and do not need all of the extra room that you find you now have. You also do not. Lifestyle Retirement Wellness

Career Skills: Rehearsing Difficult Conversations at Work


Dealing with Downsizing of Staff & as an Employee. I knew that it was no one’s fault I was being downsized and laid off, at least, it was as least as much my fault as anyone’s. Handling Difficult Work Conversations and People.

“With no anti-texting policy, can I be fired for texting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & AQuestion : I work for an apartment management company. My employer is claiming that I was fired for inappropriate texting to a tenant at the apartment complex. I was initially given a suspension pending an investigation. After the investigation report was completed, I was fired. The employer has no policy about using cell-phones, and no policy against texting. Do I have a case for wrongful termination? Leonard .

Social Impressions: The State of Recruiting in 2015

The Undercover Recruiter

This year’s survey shows that recruiters are downsizing on the quality of hires to scale up, and increasing their use of social media. Recruiting changes extremely fast, especially with new technology, techniques and problems.

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs


As long as Wall Street and venture capitalists continue to reward corporations for off-shoring and downsizing, we continue to play the fool when we express shock that the U.S. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us. HCX Jobs. Search. Explore Articles. Category Info. Business/Client Dev & Marketing.

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6 Top Tips for Successfully Changing Career

The Undercover Recruiter

It may be because they have lost interest in their current field of work, or maybe they are being let go by their company due to downsizing. There are many reasons why people change career.

Five Ways To Make Being A Work-From-Home Mom Less Stressful

Ms. Career Girl

Downsize Your Stuff. This may mean that you’ll need to do some downsizing. The post Five Ways To Make Being A Work-From-Home Mom Less Stressful appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When you work from home, no matter how much of a success your career is, it can be stressful.

“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages Q & AQuestion: I was recently terminated by a municipal employer for which I am sure they will claim was “cause.” Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. Can they deny me this earned income because I was terminated for cause?

“Must I give a tape recording to my boss?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & AQuestion: I feel I have been experiencing an ongoing series of persecution and verbal harassment by my boss. When I have filed complaints, Human Resources only seems to look at my performance, and never deals with the substance of my complaints. At the last meeting I had with my boss and Human Resources, they made me sign a summary of their “expectations.”

Workspaces That Work

The Undercover Recruiter

As more employees work from home, organisations find they can downsize their offices to accommodate only those employees who are on site every day.

Job Hunting Help: Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market

Career Alley

Protect Your Health Coverage If You Lose Your Job


Business closings, downsizings and reductions in hours may lead you to wonder what happens to your retirement benefits if you lose your job? Saving for retirement through an employer’s plan is an important part of your future financial security. The good news is you have protections under Federal law. Read more

Recently Fired? Surround Yourself With Pushy Encouragers!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently downsized, separated or fired executives often at the precipice of retirement or at a phase in their executive career ladder where they are feeling old and worn down often struggle with building a career portfolio.

Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

commentary : American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the

Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the recruitment mix for hiring managers. Many of these downsized candidates are older, mature individuals, with years of

Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support

Ms. Career Girl

Just as an organization is prone to downsize or grow, an employees performance levels can also change with time. The post Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

My View:

Sklover Working Wisdom

More and more we see the same thing happen: employees fired, laid off, or downsized, without prior notice. Two Weeks Notice: Why Should Only Employees Respect It? Yet these same employers seem shocked, dismayed, even offended if an employee resigns without any prior notice.

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The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search

Career Alley

Whether you are part of a downsizing, merger, “job mismatch” or plain old “going out of business”, there is no worse place to be than on the unemployment line. Losing your job sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. I’ve seen all of the variations of job loss from all different angles. And […]. Job Search Job Loss job search planning

B.S. Incorporated: Review and Reflection

Ms. Career Girl

Corporate downsizing in which I was (at first) the one delivering the pink slips. The post B.S. Incorporated: Review and Reflection appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Ok, so I don’t normally review novels. In fact I rarely read fiction of any kind.

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“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Almost everyone who is laid off or downsized in the U.S. COBRA Fired, Downsized or Laid Off FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Q & A What to Do BeforeQuestion: Dear Alan: I was recently laid off from my job in pharmaceutical sales, and received a small severance. I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. When the bill came, for family coverage all I had to pay for my entire family was $325 monthly. That is far less than I thought it would cost.

Networking Is the Best Way to Build Your Safety Net


But then your department is downsized. So you love your job. You’re totally happy and can’t envision ever working somewhere else. Or a new boss comes. Or you decide that you could be making more money somewhere else. Whatever the circumstance, today’s transient job market means that you are always job hunting. Or should be. […] The post Networking Is the Best Way to Build Your Safety Net appeared first on WorkAlpha

Hey, It’s August. We Call This “Protect Your ‘Rolodex’ Month”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Resigning Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiating ? Seven Ways to Ensure Your Contact Info is Never Lost. “As As a general rule, the most successful [person] in life. Is the [person] who has the best information.”. – Benjamin Disraeli. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : For over three decades, I have assisted employees in the navigation and negotiation of their issues and opportunities at work.

Letter of Education – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Key Words & Phrases Misconduct and Bad Behavior Reporting or Complaining About What to Do Before What is the meaning of: “Letter of Education” ?

What To Do Before You Announce the Company Layoff


Downsizing, restructuring, or layoffs can negatively impact your company’s brand. Let’s be frank no matter what the state of the economy is, being a part of layoffs is never fun. In fact, it has been the worst part of my career in HR. No matter how necessary for your bottom line, it is imperative to […] Source. Basics HR company layoff company restructure hr basics layoff restructure

10 Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Business


The one difference between this global recession and the last one is that anyone who has been downsized now has the Internet to use as a tool for finding a new job. There have been several financial recessions in the last century or so.

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Duties – The Four “Situational Exceptions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Confidentiality Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Monthly Newsletter Library Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Yours (or Allegedly Yours “Due to the highly confidential nature of my position. even I don’t know what I do all day.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY” : Bart was a highly respected Business Development Officer for a major antiquities dealer headquartered in London. His interests, education and experience all overlapped one another.

Careers are over

Cube Rules

The downsizing? photo credit: Alex E. Proimos. Most of us realize that just having a job does not make it a career. But there are a lot of us out there that think the goal in our adult working life is to have a career, not just a job. Unfortunately, careers are over. Think about it.

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“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When employers engage in a downsizing or layoff, most have first prepared what is commonly called a Severance Plan, which is a list of the “rules and regulations of who gets paid what.” Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Miscellaneous Q & A Severance Packages Unemployment Benefits What to Do After Question: Dear Alan: My husband was informed that his position will soon be eliminated due to restructuring following a recent company acquisition.

How Unconscious Biases Can Hurt Job Seekers Before the Interview Even Begins

Competitive Resumes

Often, they have lost their previous jobs due to reasons beyond their control, like downsizing. Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their accomplishments or merits.

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“Thinking of Your Own Small Business? – Four Paths to Pursue”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Even Wal-Mart may one day want to downsize by selling more goods online, and less employees in less “bricks-and-mortar” stores. Been Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off? Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job What to Do After “If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”. Unknown Author.

“Fired after I resigned; will it affect my open job offer?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Job Offers and Offer Letters Misconduct and Bad Behavior Q & A Withdrawal by the Employer Yours (or Allegedly Yours Question: Dear Alan: About a month ago I resigned from my job to join a different employer. A few days ago, I was terminated from my present job by my employer’s Surveillance Team for unknowingly emailing a private document to my personal email.

Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

The Job Quest

If point 1 and 2 that I talked about above pertain to you, you are actually putting yourself at risk for becoming unemployed if the company needs to downsize. There was a short article on AOL Jobs that quoted writer and director Spike Lee on his take on personal branding. “‘Too

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Job Loss Rebound – How to Do It “A.S.A.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Monthly Newsletter Library “We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”. Alexander Graham Bell. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : In working with individuals who have suffered job loss, the following question is frequently posed to me, in the words, or in the eyes, of my clients: “Got any good ideas on how to deal with this?”.

Job Loss: 10 Top Tips for Surviving Redundancy

Position Ignition

Upon hearing that you're being let go from your job because your organisation is being downsized or restructured , it's understandable to let panic set in.

How to Deliver Application

Careers Done Write

There are rumors that my company is downsizing so I am trying to earn extra money. On a side note, I applaud you for being proactive to save money just in case you are downsized. Dear Deb: I am applying for a sales position. The posting says to apply online or in person.

“Fired for false accusation. What can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Q & A What to Do After Yours (or Allegedly Yours Question: I was just fired. My boss has been making accusations that I somehow took $2,800 over the last three months, which I did not do. . Even though the person working with me was seen by others on a surveillance camera stealing cash from a client, my former boss still has not viewed the videotape. .

6 Questions You MUST Be Prepared To Answer During Interviews

Career Realism

If your company downsized, mention it. If you made it through seven rounds of downsizing and were one of the last to go, by all means mention that, too! Increasing your chances of getting the job are pretty simple if you’re well prepared for your next interview.

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