Dear Experts, What are some obvious signs I can look out for that will hint at the fact I'm about to be laid off? I have a gut feeling I could be the next one to go. Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:@gradversityQ#193 One sign would be seeing a noticeable decrease in your workload. @juliaericksonQ#193 Usually "bad smell" accurate so revamp rez, start looking WHILE stepping up, doing more 4 bosses at work. @jtodonnellQ#193 Unplanned closed-door management mtgs, freezes on projects, canceled team mtgs are all signs of impending lay-offs. @kgrantcareersQ#193 If u r abt 2 B laid off, start talking about ur impact 2 company goals. How u saved time or $$. Can't hurt - only help. @DebraWheatmanQ# 193 If the company is downsizing, budgets are being cut and work is slowing, it's time to get your career plan under way. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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I am a non-technical person working in an IT company. My colleagues will often tell me something technical. Sometimes I understand what they are saying. Sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. Sometimes I think I understand what they are telling me when they are telling me, but then later I realize that I don’t understand it at all.

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