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15 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Now (Collection) by FT Press Delivers

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Make Sure You Have a Plan for Your Exit Before You Are Laid Off

Martha I. Finney

Almost every unexpectedly concluding job commences the shutdown process with a long walk by you down a hall to a room with a closed door. You pretty much know who’s behind that door—your boss and maybe someone from HR. You know you want to handle the meeting with as much dignity as possible, but you’re afraid you’re going to lose it. In fact, just thinking about the possibility that you might lose it takes you that much closer to actually showing more emotion than you’d prefer. It’s going to hurt. You just know that going in.

That walk from your desk to that door ...

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