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What would you do if you were Terminated Today?

#careerkeysoftheday #professionallyfit Would you be prepared if you were told you no longer had a job today? Everyone should always keep an emergency “tap on the shoulder” plan handy at all times. No job is promised and everyone is replaceable. Here are 3 tips to assist:

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!


When you #knowyourworth, you are two steps ahead of your company’s plans. #youareworthmore than not having the next steps together. Place your unexpected exit strategy on your #careerkeychain

The Career Society can help you navigate the termination process. Click here to schedule a career strategy session.

Courtney N. Rhodes
Courtney N. Rhodes
Courtney Rhodes is a full time HR Professional, Career Coach, Mother, Wife and running enthusiast. Courtney has been writing for "On The Rhodes Again" and "The Career Society" since their inception. She empowers her community with knowledge about family and career opportunities.

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