Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

Evil HR Lady

I have nothing in writing- no termination, no offer for the new position. ” They hope to put you in a new position. So, no one wants to give you the job offer if they haven’t yet officially decided who gets it. So, go ahead, job hunt.

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Layoffs? Did Someone Say Layoffs?

Competitive Resumes

Tis the season for layoffs. You might need a new job search in 2018. I want to hear from you of how this layoff episode resonates with you. ” This time of year is often feared for layoffs or departures. The Bureau of Labor Statistics clumps layoffs/departures as separations. Here are some highlights from our layoff show: . Grab my updated “118 Job Search Tips for the Modern Job Search in 2018” here. Tis the season for layoffs.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Layoff

Career Alley

Difficult economic times often result in major layoffs. That then begs the question, how does the average worker avoid a layoff? Reputation oftentimes plays a key role, as an employee who maintains a good reputation has more value to an employer who must make difficult layoff decisions, than an employee who has strikes against his or her record. In addition to keeping one’s reputation pristine within a company, there are several other ways an employee might avoid a layoff.

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3 Benefits Of Working A Temporary Job Following A Layoff

Career Realism

Once the shock of a layoff begins to wear off, an impacted employee has to make a host of important decisions. One of those decisions may be to find a short-term job in the interim, while working on long-term career goals. Finding your next dream job doesn't always happen over night, but that doesn't mean you should give up on it. Some people refer to this as a "gap job." A Chance To Build Your Network Working a new job means new co-workers and new managers.

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How to Handle an Executive Layoff

Professional Resume Services

Layoffs are notoriously difficult to handle. Going through a layoff is never easy. Layoffs happen for a variety of reasons, so there could be a chance for you to return in the future. Here are some other things to keep in mind when dealing with an executive layoff. In order to bounce back better than ever at your next venture, you have to be able to accept the layoff for what it is. Did you already have a plan B just in case a layoff happened?

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Experiencing Multiple Layoffs & Finding Help

Career Alley

Unfortunately, consecutive recent layoffs or settling for a lower income is becoming more common nowadays. Many Americans have lost two jobs in the past two years. Those who have experienced multiple layoffs are usually willing to settle for less. With more executive-level employees losing their jobs, people with repeated layoffs have a harder time proving their worth to hiring managers. Remedies for Repeat Job Loss. Don’t Rain on My Job Search.

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Get Ready! The Layoffs Continue.

Careers Done Write

Bureau of Labor Statistics , employers carried out 1,434 mass layoff actions in January 2012 that affected 129,920 employees. Do you think a layoff could be as devastating as a hurricane? Work with a professional or conduct research so your resume meets the standards for a 2012 job search. The top way to get a job is still through networking, both online and in the real world. job search unemployment statisticsAccording to the U.S.

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8 Mistakes Companies Make During Layoffs

Career Realism

The result is an angry, vocal group of ex-staff members and a concerned set of clients who wonder if they should look for a new vendor. The other group was held hostage in the conference room and told they had to stay there until the layoff was complete. I’m working with a woman right now who’s company announced a layoff five months ago after they were bought out and merged with a larger firm. At the time he thought he was lucky because he kept his job.

How To Recover From A Job Layoff

Career Realism

Losing your job, especially when it’s due to no fault of your own can be devastating. You can recover from a job layoff by doing the following: 1. As soon as you lose your job, the very first thing you need to do is rebuild your resume. You need to make sure it’s formatted properly for both human beings and job posting site robots. Every job posting website uses an A.T.S. You could be losing dozens of job opportunities. Look for a new job.

Cancer and Layoffs

Evil HR Lady

I know you are not an employment law specialist, but what advice can you offer an HR Manager who wants to help this employee get safely through treatment without having the added stress of paying for COBRA and finding a new job, thereby keeping my firm's name from potentially ending up in the news with some very bad PR? Not that layoffs are ever pleasant, but this one is particularly rotten. As if layoffs don't cause their own morale problems.)

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Cancer and Layoffs

Evil HR Lady

I know you are not an employment law specialist, but what advice can you offer an HR Manager who wants to help this employee get safely through treatment without having the added stress of paying for COBRA and finding a new job, thereby keeping my firm's name from potentially ending up in the news with some very bad PR? Not that layoffs are ever pleasant, but this one is particularly rotten. As if layoffs don't cause their own morale problems.)

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Attention Recent Layoffs – Especially Folks from Hewlett-Packard

Career Realism

Which leads me to the following… Why not give layoff victims a choice in outplacement services? I wish I had known about the layoff in advance so I could have presented CareerHMO as a viable alternative to the “traditional” outplacement they have retained for those affected by the massive HP layoff. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, that kind of insider information about a layoff isn’t easy to get ahold of – and understandably so. Job search takes time.

if you?re furloughed, how long should you wait to look for a new job?

Ask a Manager

I love my job and my coworkers and would choose my current position over a new one (even with more pay). It depends on the specifics of your situation — your job, your field, your company’s finances, and the likelihood of them being able to bring you back and when. And with those furloughs, the reality is that you can’t rely on your job being there when this ends, so unfortunately the safest move is to start job searching pretty quickly. layoffs the plague

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4 Tips for Yahoo Layoff Victims

Career Realism

” Then, I realized I could shoot this quick video to share the four steps layoff victims need to take to minimize the time they are out of work. Step 2: Don’t let getting laid-off paralyze your job search. But, the longer you wait, the longer it will take for you to find a new job. When 2,000 people get let go, it’s clear they weren’t performance issues on-the-job. That layoff turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me!”

Wanted: Companies Doing Big Layoffs

Career Realism

In all seriousness, I am looking to get this article in front of executives at any company that has recently laid off or plans to layoff a lot of workers. Because I want to convince them to partner with me on the ultimate challenge: To prove that people who learn the right way to look for work after a layoff get hired faster! We are having incredible results with our new Job Search Accelerator Program (a.k.a.JSAP) over at our sister site, CareerHMO.

Congrats on the new Job! Now Start Updating Your Resume!

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. As resume writers, trainers, and job coaches, that same road remains intricate and delicate.

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how do I manage my stress and stay (reasonably) positive in the face of impending layoffs?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company recently announced that they’re looking at the possibility of significant layoffs in the reasonably near future (6-8 weeks). Because this is a global situation and everyone is affected I’m worried about jumping ship and putting myself in a potentially worse situation at another company, I don’t want to be last in first out somewhere else if there’s a chance I might keep my job here. ask the readers layoffs the plague

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“Survivor Demotion” – When a Lower Level Job Is Preferable to Layoff

Sklover Working Wisdom

At 59, he saw this job as – hopefully – his last job, one he would hold until he and his wife decided it was time for him to retire. Bearing in mind his age and the poor job market, as well as the fact that his hefty compensation package made him a likely target for budget-cutting, Howard and his wife consulted us to determine a best course of action. So many of his friends in their 60’s simply could not find new jobs. . “It is not necessary to change.

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“If I don’t like my new job, can I go back on unemployment?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The bad news is the job being offered may not be suitable for me. If I accept the job offer it would only be because I don’t have a job, and having something is better than nothing. In short, the answer to your question is “No, you cannot resign because you don’t like a job and resume collecting unemployment.” Unemployment benefits are given to people who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own. Question: Hi, Alan.

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how can I brace myself for my toxic new job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: After searching for over three months, I finally received a job offer. While I am happy to have the offer and will take the job, I am a little wary. The warnings range from, “Your new boss is a b*tch” to “Don’t get involved in office politics” to “That place is a cesspool.” Plus, there were a lot of layoffs recently and an insider told me that employee morale is very low.

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job offer from a company in the midst of layoffs

Ask A Manager

” I’m in the process of applying for new jobs and have gotten a few interviews. Now, even if they tell you that your job is secure, you may decide that you don’t believe them. But keep in mind that plenty of companies have gone through periods of layoffs and ended up perfectly strong. Layoffs aren’t in and of themselves a signal to run — you need to know more.). job offers

I distributed layoff plans without permission, new job says I can’t take a previously okayed trip, and more

Ask a Manager

I found my company’s layoff plans on the copier … and distributed them. A month and a half ago there was an announcement that we would be organizing a few departments into a new model which came directly after higher-ups laid off 3 directors very suddenly. This was not due to performance issues but specifically part of the plan to move forward with a new model. Needless to say, there are trust issues now and each week there seems to be a new issue.

How Your Former Colleagues Can Create a New Job for You

Career Rocketeer

I just received great news that someone very close to me got a job after a flurry of layoffs in the science library in which she worked. I began a library service at a small biotech in 1991, and my company was fully supportive of growing this function to meet the growth and new functions that came into our company over 19 years. In recent years, as the layoffs continued, many of our former customers joined other area biotechs. Everything Else Ad2 Job Search SEO1

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? This Checklist is Key to Leaving Any Company Successfully

JobMob

The 25-point layoff success checklist that tells you what to do when you're laid off. Some companies are ruthless with layoffs, locking you out from their computer network and walking you to the door as soon as notification has been given. ” Even if your ex-employer-to-be isn't that harsh, prepare yourself in advance once you feel a layoff might be coming your way. 25 actions to achieve layoff success. You never know where a job lead can come from.

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35 Most Powerful Ways to Keep Your Job

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these 35 most powerful ways to keep your job because it’s hard to get hired these days as hiring has not rebounded in the way that the stock market and housing market has. So, employees hunker down and stick with their current job. The post 35 Most Powerful Ways to Keep Your Job appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Need a Job?

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can you say you’re looking for a new job because you want “a new challenge”?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: When being asked by a hiring manager “why are you looking to leave your job,” one of the common advised response is “I’m looking to take on a new challenge.” ” Do you think that answering with “I’m looking to take on a new challenge” can be interpreted as admitting that the candidate (me) is not qualified or lacks the experience? But you need to say more than just “I’m looking for new challenges.”

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4 Summer Strategies to Step Up Your Job Search

Careers Done Write

If you are one of the many professionals who has been searching for a new job during the first half of 2011, the recent news of stagnant job growth and the layoffs at CISCO , may be a bit disheartening, to say the least. As we approach the second half of 2011, there is still movement in the job market, and many of my clients have recently acquired new positions. Job search is not what it used to be. Are you positive about your job search?

5 actions employees should take in case of debt default

Cube Rules

There is more than chatter on financial sites that a default would cause all sorts of drops in stocks (the stock market, because of those great corporate earnings that have not translated into jobs, is close to a 3-year high). Review how long your job will last. I advocate that every job will end ; the only question is when. Either you’ll get sick of doing your job or your company won’t see the need for the work you do. photo credit: Johnny Vulkan.

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Achieving Effective Career Transitions

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Plan & Prepare for Your Interview East of Unemployed (or West of Nowhere) » Achieving Effective Career Transitions “ In a time of drastic change it is the learner who will inherit the future.” – Eric Hoffer Author Byline: Frank B. Today new job entrants will have over 10-12 jobs and five-seven distinct careers.

How To Network During Coronavirus

Career Realism

If you want to find a new job you MUST build a networking strategy. The Job Hunting Secrets NO ONE Tells You About! Career advice Podcasts Best podcasts to listen to 2020 Coronavirus Coronavirus effects Coronavirus causing layoffs Networking advice Networking tips Networking strategy Networking on linkedin NetworkingWhether you've been laid off, or are afraid you might be, you need to be prepared.

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I don’t know how to get past my toxic job

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Like many people, I’ve recently lost my job. My question is how to deal with the aftermath and get myself in better mental place for a job search. Along with the horribly carried-out layoff, my confidence is shattered. layoffs

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?? How To Clearly Explain Losing Your Job To Kids

JobMob

The best way to tell your family you lost your job. My own layoff story. To me they seemed too young for the layoff to have much meaning in their eyes, but I was wrong. Before the layoff , my kids barely saw me each weekday. After the layoff , they saw me all the time. My new job – the job search – gave me the flexibility to take the kids to school and pick them up afterward while still networking, getting interviewed, etc.

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How To Network During Coronavirus

Career Realism

If you want to find a new job you MUST build a networking strategy. The Job Hunting Secrets NO ONE Tells You About! Career advice Podcasts Best podcasts to listen to 2020 Coronavirus Coronavirus effects Coronavirus causing layoffs Networking advice Networking tips Networking strategy Networking on linkedin NetworkingWhether you've been laid off, or are afraid you might be, you need to be prepared.

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7 Tips To Thrive After Being Laid Off

Career Realism

Whether you saw it coming or were blindsided, being laid off from your job is a traumatic experience. If you lose your job, it's easy to experience grief associated with a loss of identity, a loss of relationships with your colleagues, and the loss of your daily routine. It's easy to take this layoff personally, but odds are you were probably just at the wrong place at the wrong time. A layoff gives you a fresh start.

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6 Ways To Deal With Getting Laid Off

Career Realism

However, being stressed when you're fired is a double-edged sword, because you need to remain relaxed when searching for your next job. Therefore, we have prepared the following tips to help you relax when you've been laid off: Talk To Family And Friends Being laid off from a job that you've had for years may cause you to become angry. If you're angry about the way you were laid off, or any other aspect of your previous job, you should not keep these thoughts to yourself.

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The only way to win is not to play

Cube Rules

Back in the day of 2400 baud modems, our slacker hero tries to hack into the company putting out the hottest new game on the planet (hacking has been going on a long, long time). ” All very nice, but this is a site about finding jobs, landing jobs, and doing well in your career. If you believe this, you won’t look for signs in the company that a layoff is imminent. You won’t look for a different job to prevent financial hardship.

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How To Explain Losing Your Job To Your Kids

JobMob

What are the best ways to tell your family about your layoff? My own layoff story. To me they seemed too young for the layoff to have much meaning in their eyes, but I was wrong. Before the layoff , my kids barely saw me each weekday. After the layoff , they saw me all the time. My new job – the job search – gave me the flexibility to take the kids to school and pick them up afterward while still networking, getting interviewed, etc.

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“What do I do after three weeks on the job, and I realize it is not the job for me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I recently took a job at my old firm after a layoff. Though I did my best to ferret out the details of the new job to make sure it was a good “job fit,” I have determined after being on the job only three weeks that I am not the best person for the position. In fact, I don’t fit the job very well at all. I’m sure this is going to make my next job harder to come by. New Jobs and Promotions Q & A

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77% Of Currently Employed Workers Compete For Your Next Job

reCareered

That’s an eye-opening number if you’re looking for a job. But a recent CareerBuilder study projected that 77% of currently employed workers are searching for a new job. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job search layoff Planning strategy Let’s examine CareerBuilder’s projection. In 2010, (Continued at [link].

who should communicate a lay-off, asking for a raise after three months at a new job, and more

Ask a Manager

As an HR professional, I think that extending a job offer and ending an employment relationship are two sides of the same coin, and the employee’s direct supervisor is the best person to communicate the facts in either scenario. There are other possible explanations, of course — like that she’s a new manager and terrified of this kind of conversation. I want to ask for a raise after three months at my new job. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Proven Job Search Blog Grows Into Innovative Online Software Tool

Tim's Strategy

It’s A New Year. . Time To Get Serious About Job Search. Mission Viejo, CA – After personally helping thousands of job seekers with their process, Tim Tyrell-Smith has something significant to share with the job search community. Tyrell-Smith announced today that a new online job search strategy tool has just entered private beta. This strategy tool solves a major problem for job seekers at a critical time in their lives. “.

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84% Of Currently Employed Workers Compete For Your Job

reCareered

A CareerBuilder study last year projected that 84% of currently employed workers are searching for a new job and the numbers haven't changed much this year. Learn what that means for your job search. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job search layoff Planning research

Update: 85% Of The U.S. Workforce Competes For Your Next Job

reCareered

A CareerBuilder study late last year projected that 85% of US workers were searching for a new job - the numbers haven't changed much this year. Learn what that means for your job search. Employment Economy Featured reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job search layoff Planning research