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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 3 You’re Still in Control

You’ve probably noticed that there’s little rhyme or reason in this new era of layoffs. First of all, it seems to have come out of nowhere. (It wasn’t that long ago when employers were talking about the War for Talent and how essential it is to find and keep great people. Not to mention the upcoming labor shortage where there aren’t enough people to replace the retiring Baby Boomers.)

Second, it seems as though stellar performance ratings won’t secure your job. It might not net you more than merely an extra sincere, “Gosh, we’re really sorry.” And, perhaps, a long tenure at the company might make you eligible for two boxes for your desk stuff rather than just one. If the company is determined to cut head count ...

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