It was January of 1969, and The Beatles were a mess. The recording of an album tentatively titled ‘Get Back' was meant to be a ‘back to the basics' return to their roots, but personal problems between the Beatles escalated and culminated in George Harrison's walking out on the band.
Thoughts from the editor-in-chief on families working through more than one layoff.
I knew the day was coming for months. There’s no way to prepare completely for the moment when you’re told to box up your stuff, but the anxiety and self-doubt it provokes need to be respected – and channeled in positive ways. Here’s my story.
Loyal to her company, Jane Helfen figured she’d have the option to move on when she was ready, but an unexpected layoff stirred her to a networking frenzy. It worked.
Families are prepared for a fire or hurricane. Take the same measures to ensure you’re also prepared for an emergency job loss.
There are risks to checking out of your job prematurely. There are even rewards for overperforming while on the layoff list. Choose your path wisely.
If you can help it, stay employed; if you can’t, use your resume to work around the issue.
Use professionalism and these strategies in your resume, cover letter and interviews when answering this tough question about past employment: "Why did you leave?"