How to Deal with Being Laid Off.
It happens to the best of us: you’re called into someone’s office and
然后被告知 －好消息 今天是你工作的最后一天
told— surprise! today is your last day.
That’s why everyone should have a plan.
你需要谈判技巧 员工档案 选择医疗保险 名片
You will need negotiating skills, your employee file, health insurance options, business cards,
社交网 好好休息 或再来一个短期旅行（可选）
networking sites, some rest and relaxation and a short vacation (optional).
Don’t beat yourself up.
Being laid off often has nothing to do with you or your job performance.
No one is legally entitled to severance,
but you may have some leverage if your layoff wasn’t random.
Say you want to “explore your options” before you sign off on anything.
Per federal anti-age discrimination laws,
workers age 40 and older have 21 days to review their severance package,
45 days if they were part of a massive layoff,
and seven days to change their mind after signing a waiver.
Request your employee file.
It’s yours legally, and it may help you figure out what you can do better at the next
job or if there is anything suspicious or discriminatory about your layoff.
If you keep your composure, there’s always the chance you could be asked back.
Don’t be shocked if you are escorted off the premises;
many companies do this to protect their property.
If you are allowed to return to your desk,
delete personal data from your computer and
download business contacts.
Research your health insurance options.
You may be able to find an individual policy that is cheaper than
continuing your company coverage under the government act known as COBRA,
which allows you to pay to stay on the company policy for up to 18 months.
If you have company-paid benefits that last until the end of the month,
make medical and dental appointments immediately
so you can get check-ups and/or necessary procedures done under the wire.
Make sure your voicemail greetings are professional.
Establish a serious email address if your personal one is weird or cutesy.
Have a business card made.
专家推荐 名片上用图形标示你的行业 或使用个人照
Experts recommend making your card unique, with a graphic that represents your line of
work and perhaps your photo.
用不同颜色 材质 尺寸和形状使它别具一格
Use color, texture, and an unusual size or shape to make your card stand out.
Tell everyone you know that you’re looking for a job.
Use a professional networking site like LinkedIn, as well as any social networking sites you
use, to spread the word.
Studies show most people get their resume seen because they know someone.
Send your former coworkers your contact information, especially any who were laid off with you.
If one of them gets a new job, they might be able to bring you along.
Did you know Sixty to 75% of job leads come from a person’s social
and professional network.