Many people we’re speaking with have expressed frustration and anxiety over how to get their careers back on track after a layoff and not get trapped in the “I got laid off” vortex (because it can be tough to get out):
- Try to stay positive – You’re not the only one with a lay off story, so rise above it and don’t use the layoff as a lead in to every conversation you have as you network or while on a job interview.
- No Trash Talk – Don’t trash your former employer…remember, it’s a small world!
- Think outside the box – A friend of mine was laid off from an architectural firm as the building industry was one of the hardest hit during the recession. She saw an opportunity for a creative position in a consumer product company and is still working there today (and loving it!)