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Put yourself at the crossroads when a layoff happens from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

February 26th, 2016

Put yourself at the crossroads when a layoff happens

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

When you are laid off from a long-term position, the most natural thing in the world is to want to withdraw. You want to hide away, nurse your wounds and sometimes, curse those you blame for your situation. While this may be a natural response, it is also a dangerous one. At this time, most of all, you can’t crawl into a cave and disappear. In fact, just the opposite is required. You need to go out, see and be seen, and re-engage with a world you might have been avoiding lately. If you want to find a new or better job you need to put yourself at the crossroads and make sure you talk to everyone who passes by.

When you are in any job for a long period of time, it is easy to disengage with the outside world. You spend your time working and often playing with your co-workers. You might stop going to local meetups, user group meetings, seminars. After all, you are getting all the interaction you need. Why go anywhere else?

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