What do I do if a business model change has made my role unnecessary?

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Agree. Depends to a certain extent on if you’re more junior or if you were hired specifically for your expertise in building whatever the company was building before the strategy changed. If you’re more junior, there’s a good chance they can move you into another role that leverages your core competencies - if you’re a specialist though, polish up the resume.

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Learn a new skill?

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Have they fired you or asked you to resign yet? The new business model may not work out. They may realize they still need you. But, probably a good idea to start looking at other jobs elsewhere, too. Surely your skill set is not relevant to this one company only. Sometimes people are fired or leave/retire from jobs and then are hired back as consultants, too.

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Haven’t fired me yet. You are right about this business model; it could very well not pan out. But can’t but help being overly cautious. I could be overreacting but I’ve been laid off before and I’m a bit on edge

Adapt. Adapt. Adapt.

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"Adaptation, in biology, the process by which a species becomes fitted to its environment".

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Do you have any options outside of being forced to find a new role?

Find out the next closest match role whike you keep looking

I’m a senior role. One possibility is adjusting to the new business model and contributing in the same function but I really don’t have any expertise here

I wouldn’t say technical because I’m not an engineer but definitely more attuned to some of those aspects of the business than others. My role is specialized in that there is nobody else doing my role

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I am curious for how long was your role in high demand? Did they bring you on for that role?

They were looking for my role for 6 months or so but tbh, I think they hired me too early

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Well seems like I didn’t even get time to adapt. I just got the news today that I’m being let go. I should become a fortune teller

So sorry. There are other options out there, even if you have to get creative to find them.

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