I will never forget the day my husband, an IT executive, was laid-off.
Our morning began with a phone call from his boss. He was told to report to HR for a “mandatory” meeting at 10:00 am. As a career counselor (and former HR Director) I knew this wasn’t good news. His company had already gone through two rounds of layoffs and rumor had it more terminations were on the way.
So, my husband was understandably anxious as he drove to the train station, parked the car and boarded the 7:27 train into Manhattan. As anticipated, his meeting was short and to the point. He was handed a severance package, provided information about outplacement services and ushered out of the office.
By noon, he was back at our local train station, only to find his car battery had died (true story, I swear). After several unsuccessful attempts to jump-start the car in the blazing July heat, he called me to pick him up. I arrived to find him drenched in sweat -- and not quite sure whether to laugh or cry.
Thus began our journey into unemployment.
Thankfully, we can now look back on that day and laugh. But at the time, it wasn’t funny. In fact, it was downright scary. In spite of my years of experience coaching people about job search strategies, resumes and the like, we had never faced being laid-off ourselves.
Fortunately, through experience and determination, we learned what to do. In fact, we learned so much along the way, we began to wonder if other people couldn’t benefit from our expertise. We kept copious notes about our journey, compiled the best job search resources, and before we knew it, we had the content for what became The Layoff Survial Guide.
The guide was acclaimed by the media and users alike. As news of the guide spread, The Wall Street Journal, Time, US News and World Report and CNN called to interview us about layoff survival strategies. Everyone seemed to agree that the resources, advice and insights provided in this guide helped them manage the layoff process with less stress, greater confidence and more success than if they did it on their own.
(Here is a clip where the guide was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.)
Now, I would like to share this goldmine of information with you. Below is information about how to purchase the guide and download it directly to your computer.
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And if you're not ready to order quite yet, I understand. I invite you to take a few moments to look around the site and get a feel for some of the many tips, strategies and resources that are included in the guide. If you enjoy what you see here, I hope you'll take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the complete version of the Layoff Survival Guide.
Nancy Collamer -- Career Coach, Author and Layoff Survivor