This is your job search news – THE POST HOLIDAY LAYOFFS EDITION –– with articles and resources centered around learning so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like. Leave a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative. If you have some news I need to know about, tweet me @MarkADyson!
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Being fired vs. Being laid off
Some people are chuckling right now but there are some differences that are important to know your accessible benefits. Mostly, there is a difference in the employee’s performance. Being fired has everything to do with performance, and laid off has nothing to do with the employee’s performance. If the company offers a severance package, and you’re fired, likely you’re disqualified from receiving anything. Read here for more information!
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Latest podcast episode: LAYOFFS?
This may happen to you. I think everyone could benefit from this episode with Tom Spiggle. He is an attorney who enlightened us this week about severance packages and what to do you anticipate this happening to you. Don’t be too passive! You want to have your ducks in a row if/when this happens.
What’s hot in job search?
If you’re trying to attract the eyes of employers and/or recruiters, or even more people on LinkedIn, you need to read this article on Inc. magazine by Suzanne Lucas (@EvilHRLady). She shares an anecdote to how to get more eyes on your LinkedIn updates (not articles but can be applied through your updates).
Why is it hot? Since you’re trying to meet the right people, you need to meet more people and yes, impress those who can refer or guide you.
I gave it a shot and sure enough, I got more than 7,000 views on one update. That’s more views I ever received.
Read the article here. Let me know your thoughts.
Come back next Friday for more job search news that’s relevant to conducting today’s modern job search.