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.