Make Sure You Have a Plan for Your Exit Before You are Laid Off by Martha I. Finney
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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.


Be ready: know what to say and do when they’re laying you off...what never to say and do...and what to do if you lose it!


Almost every layoff includes a long walk down a hall to a room with a closed door. You know who’s behind that door. Your boss. Maybe someone from HR. You want to handle the meeting with dignity, but you’re afraid you’ll lose it. That walk is your chance to regroup and prepare....


About Martha I. Finney

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Martha Finney is the creator of the Career Landscapes teambuilding workshop, and a management consultant specializing in helping companies identify and build passion-driven workplace cultures. She is also the author or coauthor of 18 books, including HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, with Libby Sartain, former CHRO of Yahoo! and Southwest Airlines. Her clients and interviewees include executives from Intuit, the Central Intelligence Agency, Avery Dennison, The Gap, Inc., Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Caterpillar, Kenexa, and H-P. Martha's work has been featured in major newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and San Jose Mercury News, as well as in Time magazine and on CNN and NPR's Morning Edition. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Published November 13, 2009 by FT Press. 11 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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