5 Ways to Cope in a Workplace Surrounded by Layoffs


As if small-business struggles weren’t enough, larger companies are facing mass layoffs and making cuts too. On the bright side, we know a thing or two about the workplace–and finding new work if necessary.


Here are 5 ways you can cope in a workplace surrounded by layoffs:


1. Keep your resume up-to-date.


Whether or not you are searching for a new job, frequent updates to your resume and professional profiles keep your experience relevant, reduce the likelihood of grammatical errors, and helps prepare you for unanticipated job changes.


2. Be open to new opportunities.


Casual browsing and bookmarking of jobs might be a good idea to keep options open. If you see a job that could be a good fit for your skills, experience, and desired growth, you can always keep it in mind or decide to interview. Worst-case scenario, you form connections and gain interview practice! 


3. Don’t burn any bridges.


As challenging as it may be, the advantages of being on a co-worker’s “good side” go further than you think. Build and nurture relationships with your colleagues. These bonds could help you keep your current job or find a new one someday. 


4. Step it up.


If it means keeping your job, take a proactive approach and put in a little extra effort. Stay positive and seek opportunities that demonstrate your value. Keep in mind adaptability; businesses are making changes, so office norms might be susceptible to change too. 


5. Work with a staffing agency.


If the odds aren’t looking too good, working with a staffing agency is a quick and reliable way to find a new role. EDI Staffing offers contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire IT staffing services nationwide. EDI Staffing specializes in finding the right fit for both you and the organization. Let us know how we can help!


No matter the situation, you can come out strong, whether it means you keep your current position or must find a new one–prepare for the worst-case scenario while hoping for the best. 

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