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

Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Process Insights What to Do BeforeWorkplace Negotiating Insight No. 16: Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze.

2018 151

Did You Know That.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Avoiding Disputes Did You Know Disputes and Resolving Them Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Yours (or Allegedly Yours recording calls or meetings, even if legal in your state, is probably cause for getting fired at work?

2018 130

“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.


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” ?

2013 141

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.

2016 109

“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.

2014 116

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?”.

2015 122

“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.

2014 109

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.

2016 100

Losing a Job is Never Easy: Just Ask Ann Curry

Career Solvers

Following a downsizing, company executives should be visible and available to listen and answer questions. career management outplacement Ann Curry downsized fired job loss terminatedIt pained me to watch Ann Curry’s goodbye on The Today Show today.

2012 82

“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.

2014 109

“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. .

2013 122

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Career

Career Solvers

How can you be prepared if a hurricane hits your career in the form of a downsizing or company closing? career management networking outplacement resume downsizing Hurricane Sandy layoff pink slipThe East Coast is still recovering from last week’s Hurricane Sandy.

2012 75

“18 Tips to Address Job-Loss Anxiety and Blues”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Thoughts You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which. you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”. - Eleanor Roosevelt .

2013 122

Job Hunting Help: Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 16 Auditioning for Your Next Job » Job Hunting Help: Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market “ Fall seven times; stand up eight. &# – Japanese Proverb Author Byline: Matthew Warzel Author Website: [link] For every employer who must downsize, there is an employer who needs to hire the right person for the right job. In any circumstance, businesses are always hiring someone that can make them profitable now! “We have a hiring freeze,” does not mean they are not hiring. It means they are not increasing their headcount. Every year has 20-25% turnover, so in a 1,000-employee company, 200-250 people are going to turn over naturally. Those companies are still hiring but they may not tell you. In fact, 80% of jobs are not publicly advertised. Networking is crucial for finding the hidden job market. Use your current network and the following contacts. Contacts in the Hidden Job Market Companies you have interviewed with in the past. If you were close to getting a job there, go back and see if they have any current openings. They are glad to re-consider you. Previous managers and co-workers. They already know your worth, making easier to recommend you to others. If you are still employed, make sure they are individuals who honor that confidentiality. Members of organizations you were active in: fraternities, sororities, professional business associations, charity groups, fundraisers, athletic clubs, etc. In addition, contact their local sponsors. Find the employers, which in turn lead you to the jobs. Recruiters focused on your industry. Give them candidate referrals and they will help you in your job search. The nature of their work makes them an invaluable source of information and contacts. Business organizations in your field. Join them and more importantly, stay involved. Join committees, become a committee leader or get on the Board of Directors. You meet relevant people while creating a brand for yourself showing your commitment to your industry. Non-profit organizations, especially if you are in the private sector. They value talent from any industry to help with management, marketing, sales and consulting. Target organizations which support your passion or cause. Government sector: the Peace Corps, the FBI, the security division or local government. They pay great benefits and pensions. Their pay scale and number of jobs has increased from the stimulus package. There will be sufficient jobs available until our economy gets stronger. Your own advisory board of mentors. Connect with a few individuals within your industry with whom you respect and can contact to guide you through your career. Companies that accept volunteers. They will appreciate your help. Act as you would if you were being interviewed; they are considering you as a future employee. International companies opening locations in your area. Building their staff with local talent saves them money (no relocation expenses). Applying directly with them also saves them recruiting costs. They also benefit from employees who know about the area and its market. Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap , a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities. Good luck in your search. Visit me on Facebook Tweet Related posts: College Grads – This Ain’t Your Father’s Job Market September 27th, 2010 | Tags: Career advice , Career Advisor , Careers , Job Search | Category: Careers , Guest Post , Job Hunting , Job Search | Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel Jobs from CareerAlley Post a Job! $ 10 for 30 days ↑ Grab this Headline Animator Custom Search Job Resources College Career Services Company Career Sites Job Search Boards Job Search Marketing Toolkit Recruiters & Headhunters Who’s Hiring Contact Info Custom Search Other Resources / Sites Career Related Articles On the Lighter Side. 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2010 162

Must employers provide a reason for terminating an employee?

Sklover Working Wisdom

When employees are fired, downsized or laid off, they are frequently offered severance payments in return for a Release of claims. After Negotiating Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & A Severance Packages What to Do AfterQuestion: I was laid off due to a position elimination on 10/05/10. I would have celebrated my 20th year anniversary as an employee of the company on 03/09/11, just five months later.

2011 130

Practicing What I Preach: Creating a Lifestyle I Can Love and Live.

Career Makeover Coach

Blog About Tai on Twitter Free Consultation Coaching Options Coaching FAQs Testimonials Contact Resources Reading List CMC Products Events Subscribe to RSS Practicing What I Preach: Creating a Lifestyle I Can Love and Live With by Tai Goodwin on December 20, 2009 I did quite a bit of downsizing in November and loaded up the CRV and headed out for Minnesota. I can hear the questions now – Why move? What in the heck is in Minnesota? And why would anyone from the east coast go there in the winter? 2008 into 2009 saw some major changes in my family life and work life. While professionally things have taken off (thanks to former, current and future clients), it has been quite a roller coaster in other areas. Have you ever felt like life was squeezing you, pushing you to do one of two things: fold or press. I opted to press by taking a good look at what I most needed to thrive and took action to create that in my life. After some careful research, a few visits and just being willing to try something different, I settled on Minnesota. I know – it gets downright cold here, but I’d much rather deal with being cold than being hot. So I headed to the Midwest, to an area forecasted by Forbes magazine to be one of the best places for working moms. Between the universities and the corporate headquarters of 3M, IBM and Target, there are lots of professionals here to connect with and offer services as a career coach. And while the timing may seem a little off – one of the things I’ve written about is procrastinating by claiming that we are waiting for the perfect time or until we have every last detail figured out. Anyone who chooses to live like that will surely miss out on a number of opportunities. There hardly ever is a perfect time. Our gifts and the world are much better served when we follow the nudge that our intuition gives us. Bottom line – I am practicing what I preach. If I encouraged my clients to take roads less traveled and to take risks in order to create the life they want, but didn’t do the same, I would be a sham. Do I expect this next leg of my journey to trouble free – not at all. Rather I am confident that I am exactly where I am supposed to be to learn the next lesson life has for me. By the way you can now find my articles under the St. Paul Career Coach Examiner and on the Minnesota Jobs Network job board. Share This: { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Richelle Rodgers December 21, 2009 at 10:16 am Tai, Congratulations on taking this very important leap of faith. May God be with you. Blessings, Richelle Paul Wilson Jr January 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm WOW! What a courageous move. I applaud you for taking such a prudent risk. So many people are content to stay in a place of discontent rather that taking the plunge to do something challenging, but that will take them places – figuratively and literally – they never could have dreamed. God bless you and I wish you the best. Dream B.I.G., Paul Wilson, Jr. Tai Goodwin January 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm Thanks Paul. It definitely required a lot of faith. I am looking forward to all I’ll get to learn on this leg of the journey – especially about myself. Keep dreaming B.I.G. Ricardo Peixe March 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm I can totally relate to that! It took a great deal of faith for me to take the leap… and i really love my life! Thanks for inspiring us… Leave a Comment Previous post: Ten Tips for Better Time Management Next post: Top 11 Browseworthy Professional Development Links of 2009 Want Articles and Resources Delivered to your inbox? Popular Posts Stop Flirting with Your Dreams and Other Browseworthy Links Is Moving to a Management Position Your Next Best Career Move? 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2009 155

“What is ‘after-acquired cause’ for firing?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Miscellaneous Q & A Severance PackagesQuestion : My friend put in a three-month notice at his job. He worked the full three months. Six days later, when he returned to clean out his office he was told he was being charged with embezzlement for using the company gas credit card outside of work.

2011 130

You’re Fired! What Now?


or downsized? I hate to sound like Donald Trump, but what happens if you get fired? or laid off? Whatever term you use doesn’t matter. The thing is that come Monday, you have nowhere to go and you feel angry, guilty, puzzled, confused, and a hundred other feelings. You’re panicking because suddenly, it’s not business […]. Job Search Job Search Tips

2015 127

“Fired for being overheard speaking to a colleague; anything I can do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & A What to Do AfterQuestion : I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a full-time Alzheimer’s Unit of a residential facility. One resident was acting out violently: he went after me with a rake, grabbed my arm, and threatened to hurt me. These things were reported to my managers, who told me that “This is dementia; deal with it.”. This same resident was seeking out other female residents to get them into his room.

2011 125

“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 .

2011 109

“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?

2011 116

“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.”

2011 109

78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work August 31, 2008 · 3 comments Seventy Eight Percent of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work, Survey Finds -Expert Offers Tips on Managing Stress and Securing Flexible Work Arrangements- CHICAGO, July 16, 2008 – Downsized staffs paired with increased workloads may be causing a rise in stress levels around the workplace.

2008 100

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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Consultants' League

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 06/2005 « Jobs WANTED Billboard | Main | Audition » Monday, August 02, 2010 Consultants’ League If you and others have been downsized, “right-sized” , or otherwisereallocated, consider building and promoting a web site for all the affected employees.

2010 62

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

2014 164

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

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

2017 122

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

In Search of Meaningful Work

Learning Voyager

Many are in search of full-time work in the field they had worked in before the downsizings. Here We Are. Now What? Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

2010 84

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

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

New love and new work uplift us; loss of love and loss of work “downsize” us all. “In the end, it’s all about love and work, isn’t it?”. Charlie Rose.

2015 185

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.

2012 159

self marketing and career opportunity optimization!

Resume Writing

Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized! Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized! Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

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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.

2015 114

You May Need to Rethink Job Hopping

Career Rocketeer

These people get downsized repeatedly, find jobs working for the devil and jobs that instantly evolve into something else. Sometimes circumstances seem to deal certain people a series of bad hands when it comes to jobs.

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.

2015 114

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.

2015 113