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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 6 Set the Tone for How You Leave

You haven’t been laid off yet, but the handwriting is definitely on the wall. Your department has been reduced one person at a time for weeks now; all those empty cubicles are reminders that you could be next. There’s a room down the hall where behind the closed door your coworkers are transformed from confident people with jobs to stunned people without jobs. You know you’re destined to take that walk down the hall. It’s just a matter of time.

This may feel as though your career is coming to an end, but it’s important to remember that it’s only this one particular job that is closing down. Says Libby Gill, a Los Angeles-based executive coach who specializes in helping people in transition (as well as ...

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