Laid off? Pink slipped? Downsized? Any way you say it, it means one thing. You’ve joined the 10.3 million Americans who are currently out of a job. Don’t dismay. Before you take up permanent residence in front of the television, follow our smart steps to get you back in the market and on your feet.
By Tanisha Sykes
Once you receive “the call” from your boss or your HR department, take out the note pad and jot down everything that was said. It’s fine to ask questions, but don’t say too much about your intentions or your emotional or financial state because anything you say now could be used against you if litigation comes into play down the road.