1. Passively job search at least once a week. Keep abreast of the job market and how the market looks for your profession. It will make it easy for you to jump back in the market at a moment’s notice.
2. Keep your resume updated. Update all of your accomplishments from your current job. You don’t want to walk out saying “what did I do?”. Instead, assess your skills and compare it with your passive job search findings. Next, see what your current job has to offer in terms of that experience. Volunteer for projects that will help boost this experience. You never know what you need if you don’t take inventory of your experience. Plus, you never know when you have to send it quickly.
3. Be ready to negotiate severance. Prepared or not, you will be upset. Therefore, plan your strategy now. Practice setting your emotions aside and taking care of business. Be sure that you have your numbers in line when it’s time to negotiate your severance. ALWAYS NEGOTIATE YOUR SEVERANCE. What do you have to lose!
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