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Coping With Job Layoff

Coping With Job Layoff

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Written by Robert Shindell   
Article Index
Coping With Job Layoff
Try Not to Panic
Don't Spread Rumors
Don't Burn Bridges
Don't Lose Control
Drive Carefully
Talk to your Spouse or Family Members
Have an Ongoing Strategy
Prepare Yourself For the Job Search
Ask for Help
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9. Ask for Help.

And, finally, don' be afraid to ask for help. We are experienced at working with those who have lost their job and we will do everything we can to help you through this transition. Come back to the website often. Check for updates, blog, ask questions, learn about yourself, what you like, dislike, etc. Get your resume started. Check out hot job leads. Talk to others in networking groups. Call your best friend. Call your old co-workers. Don't forget that clergy people, counselors, and state agencies are all good places to seek help and if they can't help you, they can give you a referral to someone who can.


Editors Note: This website contains more helpful and useful information for those coping with job loss and/or taking career steps after involuntary unemployment. Please see the "WHAT'S NEW" section of this site for new and current content items. There is also a list of questions to ask yourself on the You Just Lost Your Job page.


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