How to Survive a Layoff

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The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up getting a layoff from an unexpected corporate restructuring. Layoff image from Shutterstock. Unemployment layoff

Cope with Job Loss: 12 Ways (Infographic)

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Impending Layoff Notice at Work? All about Jobs Career Career Advice Career and Job Search Tips Career Change Empowerment Job Loss Job Search Job Searching Jobs and Careers Layoff Positive Attitude Workplace issues cope with job loss cope with loss of job. Explore how to cope with job loss via this infographic.

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8 Mistakes Companies Make During Layoffs

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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.

4 Tips for Yahoo Layoff Victims

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” 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. This goes for anyone who gets laid-off as part of a RIF (reduction in force). ” Yahoo layoff victim image from Shutterstock.

? This Checklist is Key to Leaving Any Company Successfully


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. 25 actions to achieve layoff success.

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I was laid off and now my manager wants my help, I don’t want my company car, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m still devastated by the no notice RIF, and honestly hope the entire organization fails. The no notice and the perp walk is actually pretty common with layoffs; you can argue all the reasons it shouldn’t be done that way, but it’s really pretty standard. It was your manager’s job to think through what he’d need from you before the layoff, and if he didn’t or couldn’t, he doesn’t get to make that your problem. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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do companies keep do-not-hire lists, I don’t have any work to do, and more

Ask A Manager

Last year my position was RIF-ed to half time due to underutilization. Plus, if/when it does, it will be a layoff, which means you should be able to collect unemployment benefits (which you can’t if you quit). It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. Do companies keep “do not hire” lists? Do companies maintain a no hire list and is it legal to do? I asked because I applied to two positions with this company that are an exact fit for me.

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