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Reset by Dwain Schenck

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INTRODUCTION

Layoff. If you haven’t experienced one, you know someone who has. I speak with authority: not only have I seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but I too—no lightweight in the career department—have felt the sting of being “let go.”

Much has been said—and written—about the changing work landscape, of the disappearing act of once-guaranteed pensions and employment-for-life business cultures. Welcome to the brave new world of job insecurity. I don’t need to pound that drum further. Where I can shed light is on how we respond to layoffs: how we can beat the job-loss blues and get ready for our next act. Layoffs, position eliminations, departmental reorganizations, corporate moves and closures—whatever ...

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