10 things you should do if you're worried about your future after a round of layoffs, according to career experts
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- If you survived a layoff at your company, career experts say to be wary of signs that more trouble will hit your company down the line.
- Closed-door meetings, media reports of trouble in your industry, and a shift in company culture can all signal more layoffs down the line.
- But if you find yourself taking on new responsibilities after the layoff, experts suggest you stick around.
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Layoffs have devastated workers at some of the buzziest US companies this year.Former startup unicorns like WeWork and Uber announced layoffs after their companies became tangled in controversy or failed to make profits. Technological changes in how we buy goods and read the news has hurt workers at some retail and media companies. And even relatively healthy corporations like Apple have shed teams that weren't working out as planned.
But sometimes, layoffs are just the beginning of, well, more layoffs.If you survived a company layoff but worry about more down the line, here are 10 things career experts say you should do:
Even if you survived a layoff, always keep your resume updated and watch the job market.
Find out whether your boss has a plan for how the company will bounce back after layoffs.Advertisement
Keep an eye out for how the company culture changes following layoffs.
Be wary if you see your boss having more closed door meetings than usual.Advertisement
Have an honest conversation with your manager about whether more layoffs are on the horizon.
Write down your observations and get some outside advice.Advertisement
Find out if you can take over new responsibilities from departed employees.
If layoffs happened but the most talented, accomplished people survived, your company might bounce back.Advertisement
Know how to recognize whether it's just your company that's in hot water, or if your entire industry might be on the decline.
If you want to leave a company after layoffs, but don't know whether to stick around until you land a dream job, give it four to six months.Advertisement
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