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How to Write a Resume That Explains a Layoff
How to Write a Resume That Explains a Layoff

Justifying a gap in an employment history gets harder over time, but we can help. Here's how to write a resume that treats a layoff like it's no big deal.

Revamping Your Cover Letter After a Layoff
Revamping Your Cover Letter After a Layoff

Look at a layoff as an opportunity to rethink your application strategy. Here's how to go about revamping your cover letter after losing your job.

8 Experts Share Their Best Post-layoff Advice
8 Experts Share Their Best Post-layoff Advice

Even if you already planned to revamp your LinkedIn page or reorganize your post-layoff finances, these eight experts' advice might get you hired sooner.

How to Stay Successful in an Economic Downturn
How to Stay Successful in an Economic Downturn

Recession-proof your career! Seven strategies to strengthen and protect your job while proactively building your career capital and personal brand.

Five Things to Do Immediately After You're Fired
Five Things to Do Immediately After You're Fired

If you find yourself being let go from your job, keep a cool head and take these five important steps before moving on with the next chapter of your life.

How to Address a Firing in a Job Interview
How to Address a Firing in a Job Interview

The interview is going well until they ask the dreaded question, 'Why did you leave your last job?' Here's how to make your answer shine.

Getting Fired From a Job: An Opportunity for Change and Growth
Getting Fired From a Job: An Opportunity for Change and Growth

You just got fired. Now what? It can be hard to bounce back from job loss but a change in position or industry can lead to an opportunity for growth.

Ask an Unemployment Lawyer: What Is Wrongful Termination?
Ask an Unemployment Lawyer: What Is Wrongful Termination?

Every year, tens of thousands of employees are fired for reasons that may be illegal. Here what you should know about wrongful termination.

Understanding Your Severance Package and How to Create a Budget After a Layoff
Understanding Your Severance Package and How to Create a Budget After a Layoff

'Everything is negotiable,' says financial advisor Brook Anderson. Learn the basics of severance packages and how to create a budget after a layoff.

How to Choose Your Health Benefits After a Layoff
How to Choose Your Health Benefits After a Layoff

An FSA or Medicaid? COBRA or another short-term coverage option? We break down each of your post-layoff choices for healthcare benefits.

4 Questions to Ask About Unemployment Benefits
4 Questions to Ask About Unemployment Benefits

When should you apply for unemployment benefits? Are you even eligible? Here's every question to ask about the subject after a layoff.

Unemployed over 40? Tips for Landing a Job
Unemployed over 40? Tips for Landing a Job

Focusing on strengths rather than age can help older job seekers land a great new position in a market hungry for talent.

6 Tips for Finding a Job in a Down Economy
6 Tips for Finding a Job in a Down Economy

When the economy falters, job seekers get concerned about the length and success of the job search they may face. Use these six proven strategies.

6 Things You Might Not Know About Unemployment
6 Things You Might Not Know About Unemployment

Ideally, you'd never need to collect unemployment benefits. But if you do take advantage of the social safety net, these tips can make that process easy.

How to Explain Long Gaps in Your Employment History
How to Explain Long Gaps in Your Employment History

If it's been some time since you held a job, no doubt you'll be asked about that in interviews. What to say? What NOT say? Learn how to field this quest...

Remember Me? How to Work Your Current Network After a Layoff
Remember Me? How to Work Your Current Network After a Layoff

If you've been laid off, now is the best time to make the most of your connections. Here's how to work your network after a layoff.

How to Corner a Coveted Job Title After a Layoff
How to Corner a Coveted Job Title After a Layoff

After a layoff isn't the time to give up; it's the time to get serious. We'll show you how to land that coveted role after losing your job.

Laid Off Mid-career: How to Reinvent Your Career
Laid Off Mid-career: How to Reinvent Your Career

Don't see it as being brought down in your prime; mid-career layoffs can be blessings in disguise. Here's how to go about reinventing your career.

Changing Course After a Layoff? Writing a Resume for a Career Change
Changing Course After a Layoff? Writing a Resume for a Career Change

Reorienting your life after a layoff often means embracing your unique, transferrable skills. Here's how to write a resume for a career change.

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