SURVIVING A LAYOFF
Being let go is not easy and it will take time to heal. What happened may not have been part of your plan, but it is life’s plan. You can remain bitter and angry or learn and grow from the experience. It is the most trying times in our lives that define us.
Accept what has happened and take some time to process your feelings. Speak with people you trust, those who will support you during this difficult time
Leave on a high note; keep your reputation intact
Take time for yourself; do something positive and enjoyable
Update your resume. Identify your strengths, skills, and what you accomplished while on the job
Think about and plan how you will talk about what has happened with future employers and others.
Network, stay connected with former coworkers
Be grateful for your time with the company and the skills you gained
Take the layoff personally
Badmouth your previous employer or company
Go into isolation
Complain or commiserate with others
Seek pity or act like a victim
Give up hope
You will survive this! Hang in there!