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You’ve Been Laid Off: Now, Make a Plan!

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from  Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha I. Finney. Available in print and digital formats.

Laid off? Perform “personal strategic planning” to stay on track, focused, and strong enough to say “no” to the wrong offers!

Unless you relish being truly and officially self-employed, languishing between jobs for six months is intolerable. But leaping into the first thing that comes along isn’t a great idea either. You need a plan--and tapping away on your laptop on your sofa in your PJs doesn’t qualify....