Last Updated Sep 18, 2008 1:22 PM EDT
- The Find: BNET bloggers offered plenty of insightful anlaysis on "Meltdown Monday," but if your interest is less academic and more personal, Life Hacks is coming to the rescue with a rerun of tips on how to prepare for an impending lay off.
- The Source: A post by Pamela Skillings on Life Hacks.
- Stay in the Game - First and foremost, never stop looking for new career opportunities - even if your current job feels comfortable and secure.
- Demonstrate Your Value - To increase your odds of hanging onto your current position, do whatever you can to show your manager the value that you provide. This is no time to be modest.
- Don't Take Any of It Personally - Keep in mind that even the most valuable employees can be laid off.
- Build Your Emergency Fund - Cut back on discretionary purchases and put as much of your paycheck into your emergency savings fund as you can.
- Do Your Research - Find out what kind of severance packages your company has offered in the past.
- Do Your Housekeeping - Make copies of work samples, performance reviews, and other key documents. Make sure you transfer all of your contacts to your personal computer.
- Remember to Look on the Bright Side At worst, getting laid off is a temporary trial. At best, your layoff may be the kick in the pants you need to find a more fulfilling job.
The Question: Any been-there-done-that advice out there from those who have been through a lay-off and come out on the other side?