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30sec Tip: Did You Learn Anything New or Worthwhile Last 3 Months?

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30sec Tip: Did You Learn Anything New or Worthwhile Last 3 Months?

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    Look at the last 3 months of your career and figure if you have learned anything new or worthwhile. If you cannot think of an answer, then it’s time to change path.

    Lately, it seems like every day brings yet another headline about impending corporate job cuts. Maybe you’ve even heard rumors that your own company is planning to downsize. Could your job be at risk?

    Unfortunately, in today’s world, no job is ever 100% secure. Layoffs have become standard operating procedure for many companies. They hire when business looks good and cut jobs when results fall short of estimates. And it often doesn’t matter how good you are at your job or how hard you work.

    Nobody relishes the idea of becoming suddenly unemployed, but a layoff doesn’t have to be the end of the world. The key to minimizing the stress and negative fallout is to prepare now for the possibility of a pink slip.

    Trust me, I speak from experience. In more than twelve years of working for large corporations, I’ve lived through countless downsizings, reorganizations, and mergers. In most cases, I survived to work another day. However, I twice found myself among those packing up their desks and turning in their employee IDs. The first time, I was caught unprepared. The second time, I was ready, willing and able to embrace my layoff for what it was — an opportunity to finally make a career change that I had been dreaming about for years.

    Follow my advice and you too can make sure layoffs won’t knock you for a loop:

    How to Prepare for a Layoff

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