Layoff and triumph are not two words that we normally associate together. Usually, the word “layoff” is associated with failure, a lack of success, fear, and insecurity. A layoff happens when management has failed to anticipate the direction of the industry, the strength of the competition, or the requirements of customers and must brutally reduce the organization’s size and cost in order to survive as a company.
In my opinion, this is critical to realize that a layoff occurs because management has failed and not the worker who was laid off. It is equally true the worker without the job bears the impact, but it is also the worker without the job that has the most to gain from the layoff.
Workers who have been laid off need to follow these steps in order to help create a personal triumph from a situation that they could not control.
When you successfully start your next career, look back with a smile. You are creating a better, more productive, and happier stage of your life. The layoff was the impetus for you to start your next stage, so smile, be content, help others, and create great contributions following your layoff.
Share your tips and experiences how you became better & more successful following a layoff!
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Author Bio: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 230 articles in over 145 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at Creighton University. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com.
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