Rejoining the Workforce After a Layoff

rejoin workforceBouncing Back After a Layoff

It’s hard to get back on your feet after a punch in the gut. Similarly, it can be difficult to feel like you’re ready to bounce back and rejoin the workforce after a layoff, especially if it’s been a few months or more. That’s because after a layoff there are many emotions and adjustments to deal with, and you can expect much of the same when you reenter the working world. However, there are a few things you can do to make the transition from layoff to reemployment smoother.


Aside from the few “free-pass” days you might allow yourself following a layoff, you should try to stick to your normal routine as much as possible. Wake up and go to sleep at the same times you did while working. Keep working out. If you had to dump the gym membership, start taking walks or try playing basketball. If you’ve never worked out, then now would be an ideal time to fit that into your schedule so it becomes part of your routine. Keep up on the latest job-related technology (software/hardware) and industry practices. These are constantly changing and evolving elements of almost any field, so you don’t want to fall behind. Keep in touch with your personal and professional contacts and let them know you’re looking for employment. Be sure to expand your reach, even if you’ve decided to take the entrepreneurial route.

The Differences and Perks 

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