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

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha Finney. Available in print and digital formats.

They’re firing people. They want to hire you. Should you accept?

What if your job offer is from a company that’s laying off employees? Is it smart to take a job there? It could be--depending on what you want, who you are, where you stand, and whether they know what they’re doing. There may be some excellent opportunities, but are they a good fit?