Chapter 23 Should You Take a Job with a Company That’s Laying People Off?

In economic times when job opportunities seem scarce, it’s tempting to ignore your inner warning bells and leap for the first job offer that comes along. But what happens if that job offer is from a company that is actually laying off employees? How smart is it to take a job there? It could be very smart, depending on what you want, who you are, where you are in your career, and whether the company knows what it’s doing. It seems counterintuitive to see job listings placed by companies that have announced massive layoffs. But there could be some excellent opportunities inside these organizations. The question is: Are those opportunities a good fit for you?

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