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The No. 1 Tip for People Who’ve Been Laid Off

If you caught in a layoff, start your search right away.


Were you laid off recently? If so, I want to emphasize the importance of starting the search for a new position right away. Waiting will obviously only mean you won’t be able to meet your financial obligations; moreover, searching for a job and getting interviews will become a lot more difficult if you have been unemployed for a long period of time.


“Aggressively pursue your search for a new opportunity immediately.”


If you’re thinking about taking time off after being laid off, consider starting the interview process and aggressively pursuing your search for a new opportunity immediately. Try to push the start date out a little bit further to take some time off because the longer that you’re not working, the tougher it takes to get through the interview process to the point of an offer. Once you get past the point that is somewhere greater than about three or four months of not working, the job search becomes extremely difficult.


It’s much more desirable to be in a position where you’ve been laid off just within the last month or two and be actively interviewing. The bottom line is it’s in everyone’s best interest to start a job search right away. If you want to discuss this topic in more detail, call or email us. We’d love to connect with you.