If you’ve just been laid off, then…

May 16, 2022

…do not walk alone.

Give us a call.

Severance negotiations and job search support are both now *included* in every CG membership.  

Take for example, Emily.

She was laid off several months ago and we helped her negotiate her severance package *including*, of course compensation, but also payment for the upcoming renewal of her CG membership – so she could get our Outplacement/Job Search services (based on my forthcoming book, Never Search Alone).

Today, after a lot of help and advice, she has just accepted a great role in a new company.


Compare Emily to Jim.

Jim was laid off two months ago, but didn’t ask for help. 

Because he chose to go alone, he had *no* help negotiating his severance and *no* support looking for a new role. 

Getting laid off is humiliating. 

Many of us *want* to be alone. 

Resist that urge.  

Especially now as layoffs begin to hit the tech sector. 

I truly hope it does *not* happen to you.

But if it does (or you think layoffs are on the horizon), then ask for help. 

And certainly *never* leave, negotiate, or search alone.



P.S. Now for something completely different….The American Cancer Society has finally lowered its age guidelines for colon cancer screening to 45 (from 50). I bring this up because a) I had pre-cancerous polyps removed in my 40s…and had I waited to 50, then those polyps may have turned into cancer; and b) last year we had a member get stage 3 colon cancer at age 50 (had they been screened at age 45, the cancer may have been prevented). Bonus: the preparation is MUCH better than it used to be.

About the Author

Phyl Terry

Phyl Terry, Founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, Inc., launched the company’s flagship leadership program – The Councils – in 2002 with a fellow group of Internet pioneers from Amazon, Google, and others. Thousands of leaders from the Internet world have come together in the last 15 years to learn the art of asking for help and to support each other to build better, more customer-centric products, services, and companies.

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