An ex co-worker of mine got laid of 2 years ago and got into an industry role that wasn't the right role (level accountability etc) but took it as it didn't come with a paycut. He reached out for help on framing this situation as he's trying to explore opportunities outside of the company. How can he frame it best ? My suggestion was to explain the situation as it is, his concern is how he'd answer why he stayed in the role for that long. Thoughts ?

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Dang he hasn't got any since two years ago? That's rough.

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Why is that surprising? I don't think he has tried to look for another job since mostly due to trying to ride out the pandemic

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