Chapter 21 Talking About Your Job Loss in Interviews

Any successful salesperson will tell you that if you don’t believe in the product you’re pitching, you might as well pack it in. With that in mind, how easy do you think it’s going to be to present yourself to the employment marketplace when the last thing you heard from your employer was something along these lines:

“You know what? We don’t want you so badly that we’re actually willing to pay you this much money just to beat it.” Whether your severance check is puny or spectacular, it’s hard not to take a layoff like a clop across the chops. And then how can you possibly present damaged goods to the marketplace that you would want to work in?

Duncan Mathison, a San Diego-based director of ...

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