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Question about company equipment.. Laid off in mid Nov. Been trying to have a conversation with the Dir of HR about other opportunities, emailed him multiple times, plus the VP of the department who … more

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What are some of the best side-hustles out there to make extra money while laid off?

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How do you stay positive during the job hunt? I'm finding it so hard to stay motivated while sending out endless applications and messages.

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Is it okay to seek out feedback from a recruiter throughout the hiring process? This is my first time working with recruiters and I'm not sure if all of my questions are going to annoy them.

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Anyone worked with Cogent Communications Canada. Would be helpful to get some reviews. Seen some on glassdoor that are not great but mostly from the US side

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Uggghhhh just got the official word I didn’t get this position, I had kind of figured as it’s been over a week since my final interview but ughhh it sucks to get a call saying “we are making an offer … more

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FYI, if you are looking for a job right now, try to get internally referred by a current employee rather than applying through the career site. Some companies don’t allow an internal referral if you a… more

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When you're interviewing, do you ever straight up tell the interviewer that you're looking for a new job because you think you're about to get laid off? I know there are better ways to phr… more

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I just learned about this…hoping it helps someone! If you lost your job and are in a relationship but not married, you may be able to join your partner’s health insurance plan by establishing a domest… more

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How do you handle the mental health effects of being laid off? I'm so embarrassed and so down about it that it's hard to pick myself up and actually hunt for new roles.

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What's the first thing you should do for yourself after getting laid off? I'm so frazzled by everything right now and I don't know where to start.

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Has anyone here ever been a recruiter for Google? I’ve applied to four roles (all with referrals) in the last two months and can’t make it past the initial screen - can’t figure out why I can’t even m… more

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Are there any vacancy for network engineer in your team for someone with 1.5 year experience? The person I'm trying to refer has lost job. Please drop requisition ID and SPOC name for me to connec… more

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Okay for anyone who hasn’t experienced this loveliness yet, unemployment ARE THE WORST. Had my first mandatory meeting yesterday and this woman was so condescending about my expectations, current sala… more

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Anyone else dreading the "how's the job search going?" questions over the holidays? Totally wishing I had waited until after Christmas to tell my folks I was laid off...

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I know I should be networking to increase my chances of finding a role, but I'm a total introvert. Any advice on breaking out and getting started would seriously be appreciated. TIA!

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Being laid off has not been helping my holiday stress. I haven't told anyone other than my partner and I'm dreading having that conversation with the rest of my family. Have you told anyone yo… more

Need to urgently find a 500k job. Can't keep up with mortgages with anything less. Any advice?

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After 6 years of temporary contracts and unstable situations, I find my dream job in my dream company. All of a sudden the world goes upside down and I get laid off. I start sending hundreds of applic… more

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How long does it take to hear back from recruiters around the holiday season? Longer than other times of the year, I assume.

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📚 Resource Thread 📚
What resources are you using in the search for your next role? Use this thread to share resources such as courses, books, mentors, podcasts, videos, and articles that can he… more

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Should I be reaching out to recruiters and hiring managers after applying to jobs? I've mostly been applying through LinkedIn, so finding the right person isn't hard. I'm just afraid of co… more

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Should I negotiate a severance package even though it’s not in my contract and it’s not required by UK law?

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Let me know if anyone need a referral or I have position for Java developers.

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6 months pregnant and just laid off. And 40% of my severance was just taken in taxes .. I just spoke with paid family leave and I no longer qualify even though I had been paying into the program (than… more

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Would you rather:

Be laid off unexpectedly with an immediate termination date but you have a severance package.

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Have three weeks notice the end of your contract is… more

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Anyone else using their layoff as an excuse to finally pursue a new career?

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🗣️ #ASpaceToVent 🗣️
Getting laid off is hard and emotional. Let's use this thread for venting, asking for community support and feedback, or just being witnessed on something that needs to … more

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Any advice on networking to find a new role? I've worked in the same place for so long and I'm not sure how to get started.

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🏆 Inspo Thread 🏆
Getting laid off is tough—let's use this thread to lift each other up and share any inspiration or encouragement you've encountered while navigating this difficult time… more

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I worked as a technical PM for a medium-sized adtech company in NYC in charge of 2 technical teams, and the business intelligence team.

On Thursday I was informed by the lead PO and HR that… more

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Did you tell your friends and family you were laid off? So far, the only person who knows is my partner and I'm not sure if I should tell others.

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Has anyone dealt with temporary lay offs? I have a tentative return date of Feb 15, but I don't know if I trust that it'll happen.

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Hr don’t start a layoff meeting with “how are you” - it’s clear what we are here for. Give people some dignity

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I’ve been lay off this afternoon because low performance, it just two weeks ago I talked to my manager and told her that she’s micromanaging me a lot and I need more autonomy at my work. I didn’t like… more

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How do you not take a layoff due to RIF (involuntary reduction) personally? I was told it is not personal. All full time positions except 1 were let go. Contractors on the team still exist and so does… more

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