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The Job Search Checklist by Damian Birkel

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Recovery

At the time of your job loss or downsizing, you will be summoned into your supervisor's office or into a conference room. There, either your supervisor or a representative of the HR department will present you with a folder or a brown business-size envelope prepared by HR. Don't be surprised if your boss is reading from a script. This is usually required by the company to ensure everyone receives the same basic message regarding the company's reason for the downsizing. In most cases, you will be informed that you have up to thirty days to sign and return any documents in the folder. Take your time to read (and reread) carefully at home ...

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