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Let’s say one of us gets laid off. Does it benefit our search in relation to opportunities through LinkedIn contacts if we don’t update our employment status? Does it hurt? Does it matter?

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I don’t see how advertising your unemployment status could do anything but hurt you.

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Can you change it to freelance? I don’t think that has negative connotations these days. No one will know if it’s freelance by choice or freelance because you were laid off.

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You don’t have to update your status until you’re ready. Some will update to show in searches that they are available, others update after they land their next job. You do what is right for you

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Might as well be honest about it - the truth is bound to come up at some point

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I was laid off three weeks ago. I haven't updated my LinkedIn profile yet. I do feel awkward though because my former employer if hiring a bunch of new people. I am waiting for a few more weeks probably.

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I notice most people keep mum. this is a Schadenfreude- and defamation-driven business. So many people are out of work it may be better to let agencies think you are the star there they need to hire you away. if your book is amazing and people call all the time it may be different

@Google That’s what I was debating, maybe posting my WorkingNotWorking status. I’m not sure it would get me any positive attention though.

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