How To Survive A Layoff
The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up getting a layoff from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. In a recent article I wrote for AOL Jobs, I highlight the four steps to successfully surviving a RIF (reduction in force). READ THE FULL ARTICLE ►Layoff image from Shutterstock
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