I Just Got Laid Off - 5 Tips on What To Do Next

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Registered: 01-20-2004
I Just Got Laid Off - 5 Tips on What To Do Next
Fri, 02-21-2014 - 11:33am

"On Nov. 1, I answered a call from my boss and 90 seconds later hung up in a daze. I had just been laid off. I'm an Type-A personality who always has a plan, a back-up and sometimes a back-up to the back-up. But I had absolutely no idea that this was coming down the pipe and therefore found myself plan-less. To say I was in a state of shock is an understatement. It took a case of hard cider, a Bridget Jones marathon and a good cry before I finally felt like I could face this new reality. Armed with my trusty yellow pad and favorite Lamy pen I searched the Internet for as much information as possible about what I should be doing next. There wasn't much there -- I found a few message boards on navigating unemployment, some resume templates, and a few tidbits on writing cover letters, but I had to fill in a lot of blanks by soliciting advice from friends and colleagues who had been in a similar situation."

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