How to Prepare for an Impending Layoff
By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell I recently joined forces with Monster.com’s social networking division to write a weekly Q&A column called, “Ask the Career Expert,” for their on-line community, Excelle (a professional resource for career-minded young women). This week's question was asked by someone who is all but certain they are about to be laid off. Read here to learn 3 things you can do to make the most of this situation. Or, you can watch the short video clip I produced below! J.T. answers questions each week via Excelle, on topics ranging from finding your first job, to getting a promotion and managing office politics. You can check out all of her articles here.
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I recently worked on a pro bono project for a friend, and it reminded me of a time early in my career and how lucky I was then to get such great advice from the more seasoned pros around me. Advice that ultimately saved me from some major pitfalls. I made mistakes here and there over the course of nearly 20 years of projects, but with each hiccup came a lesson. Here are some takeaways from my lessons learned and all that sage advice.

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