You're Fired! Are You Prepared?

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You're Fired! Are You Prepared?
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 1:40pm

We're taught to keep a first-aid kit in our car's glove box and jugs of water in our cabinets in case of emergencies, but preparing for a job loss isn't something that's a given when thinking about disaster prevention. Unlike buying canned items in bulk, there isn't anything that we can pick up at the store when we're setting ourselves up for success after potential job loss.

Even the most realistic person may find themselves uncharacteristically optimistic when reviewing their work situation because getting fired is just not something any of us like to think about. Learn some job-loss preparation tips when you read more.

Here's a quick list of things you should do while you're still employed. Job loss can be overwhelming, so do yourself a favor by taking some steps to get a few necessary things in order before the ax drops:

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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 1:04am

Excellent tips, especially the one about hanging onto business cards for future networking opportunities.  You never know who that person may know or how they might be able to help you.

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