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Bounce Back From a Layoff
It’s not something that’s pleasant to talk about — being laid off is almost taboo in today’s work culture. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.5 million Americans are laid off every year. If you’ve recently become part of this statistic, you might be experiencing doubt, anxiety, or a range of other emotions.
While you might be viewing your layoff as a huge setback (and we get it), it’s important to also view this as a new opportunity and a clean slate. Remember that being laid off is common, and there are steps you can take now to set yourself up for a successful future. Your career doesn’t have to go into a downward spiral — there is help around every corner.
However, you must remember that layoffs are typically out of your or your employer’s control. There’s nothing you can do except for always be prepared. Whether rumors of downsizing are circulating through the office or the company seems prosperous and growing, you should know how to handle getting laid off just in case.
If you’re not sure where to start, this infographic from Turbo makes it easy — it offers 12 tips for recovering from a layoff, from taking care of yourself physically and mentally to working with a recruiter.