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What steps do you all take to prepare for layoffs (outside of an updated resume)? I’m not really expecting layoffs within my practice (fin services), but want to be prepared so that if it does happen I’m not spending months looking for a job.

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Probably more than this but here are top 3 for me. 1. Always entertain requests form LinkedIn recruiters. You don’t have to jump on a call about the role but let them know you’re always open to talk. Really just ask for a Job Description and see if you’d like it. 2. Passively search on LinkedIn jobs when you’re bored. Fire off your resume a few times and see what happens. 3. Always try to get feedback on your resume and try to improve its readability/impact. Like I try to write all my bulletpoints in the same formula. I achieved x by doing y as measured by z. Keep tweaking as need be.

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Mck1 provides good advice. Would also make sure you’re connected with a few key headhunters so that you have a relationship developed if you ever need it.

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Financial Services are doing fine... Wouldn't worry too much. Also lots of job openings within banks, so maybe just take a look as to what would fit?

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