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9 Ways To Navigate A Layoff At Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.

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Layoffs are always rough and unkind, here are 10 ways to deal with a layoff and find a new job.

  1. 🛑 Stop. 😮‍💨 Breathe. 🔥 You’re alive. You’ll figure this out, just like you’ve figured every other thing out up until now. There’s a reason why humanity hasn’t gone extinct since the beginning of time. Relax for a few days. Especially relax your mind and enjoy your time off.

  2. Get on your finances and figure them out. You need to find out how much severance you’ll receive and if there’s any other benefits you may receive and for how long. How many months can you take to find a new job? Get in touch with HR if you believe anything is missing or need clarification for something. Ask HR if you could get reimbursed for any career preparation tools and services.

  3. Update your resume, LinkedIn, and other websites you can find a job.

  4. Create a list of companies to target and apply to. Order them by preference and use the lowest ones for practice interviews. Reach out to people on LinkedIn and mention that you got laid off to try and get a referral.

  5. Once you’re ready, post publicly about your situation. Don’t mention anything negative about your previous employer. Stay positive in your writing. A LinkedIn post can be very effective in finding your next position.

  6. Make sure you don’t let your confidence slip and practice communicating effectively and clearly. A lot of people are getting laid off and not many companies are hiring now. Differentiate yourself by being excited, demonstrating your skills as best as possible, and ensuring that you are a fit at the company.

  7. The most important part is don’t give up on your preferences on the type of work you want to do. Don’t spray and pray, be more strategic with your applications. You know your value and skills. Apply to where your interests, skills, and other factors align the best. Start at the bottom of your list and work your way up.

  8. The offers will start rolling in. Trust the process. Once you do, don’t get too excited and take the first offer you get. Do your research, analyze your offer, and use the time the company gives you to think over things. Negotiate your offer, just because you don’t have a job right now doesn’t mean you can’t command your worth. The worst case scenario is they won’t negotiate further.

  9. Sign the best offer that meets your need. Put in the effort and you will get your next job.

Remember everything happens for a reason. Good luck. Buena suerte. 💛

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Elyse Y. Robinson Elyse Y. Robinson, an enterprising entrepreneur, is the mastermind behind Taxes and Services, a multifaceted holding company that doubles as her accounting firm. Her ventures encompass an array of innovative projects. One of her key initiatives is Switch Into Tech, a dynamic weekly newsletter that doubles as a platform for advertising monthly career seminars, offering weekly tech-related freebies, and promoting her latest podcast episodes of Nobody Wants To Work Tho. Additionally, Elyse shares her insights through her blog at, where she delves into various data-related topics. Elyse’s passions extend beyond her businesses; she is deeply enamored with Mexico, has an insatiable appetite for research, and is dedicated to assisting others in transitioning into technology careers.

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