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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Absolutely. You should tell your family, friends and network. Chances are, they’ve been here before and know the way out. I know I was hesitant at first but then I sent an email with my resume to my close family and friends—one of my good friends called me to share that he had been laid off before and offered help in the form of referrals for job and resume advice.

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I think you should tell the people whom you feel most comfortable with first and open up to your family, friends, and network gradually and as you see fit. For example, I wouldn't tell my parents and siblings right away because my mom would get very upset and probably stress me out even more. But I'd reach out to a few friends and colleagues to request any referrals or recommendations and when I have a more concrete plan of action and feel more grounded, then I'd let my parents and siblings know.

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I told my friends, family, and my network. My parents provided some financial aid thankfully, and my friends offered important emotional support. My network has begun looking for jobs I can apply for.

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No I did not. I’m very embarrassed that they will think I got fired or that I was an under performer. 🫠

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I would share with people I am comfortable with and those who I think can help me. You don’t want to tell people who might not be empathetic and have to deal with their questions or comments. You need to take care of your mental state too

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