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When a friend is laid off from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Archive]

September 4th, 2015

When a friend is laid off

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

Within the next several months there will be few of us who will not be effected by layoffs in some way. While we might retain our own jobs it seems certain that someone we know will lose theirs. In my case, I already know of 1 close friend who was laid off after more than 15 years of work for the same company.

When someone is laid off, there are a myriad of emotions that surround them. They might feel shame, anger, apathy, sadness and much more. This often leaves those around them struggling for what to say or what to do. Common phrases of support can sound distinctly hollow and might even be taken with offense. That said, these people need us, their friends, for support and assistance in accepting the loss of one job — and in getting the next. I have found over the years some of the best ways to support your friends no matter what they may be feeling… 

Read this entire column – Visibility in a down economy

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