Here's what to do if you're facing a possible layoff:

Marlon Mai November 15, 2013 1 min read

Whether staff reductions occur for economic, structural or optimization reasons, how should we face the issue of staff cuts?

1. Adjust your attitude, cool down

No matter how awful the situation is, face the facts and adjust your attitude. Show up even in your last days at work and be sure to maintain your professional integrity.

2. Take stock of your gains and losses

Make a summary of your previous work. Analyze it for potential problems and design corresponding measures to address them and optimize yourself. Lessen the negative influence of things you may have experienced in your previous work. At the same time, list out your past accomplishments and achievements, build confidence for the future.

3. Refine your core competitive strengths and clarify your career direction

Focus on refining your core competitive strengths and reorienting your career. Conduct a comprehensive appraisal of your professional values, commercial values and employment opportunities. Reduce the aftershocks caused by reemployment.

4. Establish your career direction and set off

In accordance with your core competitive strengths and career direction, update your resume and undertake specific preparation for upcoming job interviews. Even if you’re laid off unluckily, in this way you can find a new position ASAP, and avoid lengthy employment gaps in your job history.

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Managing Director | Finance & Accounting, IT, Sales & Marketing Recruitment
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