How to explain résumé gaps after a layoff

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There’s no need to feel embarrassed or—worse—mislead hirers with false information because of 2020 hiatuses on your résumé. Unemployment has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 layoffs began earlier this year. With so many layoffs and furloughs, a common question we are asked during my company’s résumé-writing calls is, “How do I explain a COVID-19 related layoff on my résumé?” You don’t want to look like you were fired. The reality is, you were most likely laid off for reasons entirely out of your control . Read Full Story

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Why pay equity should be top of mind during mass layoffs

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The CEO of Syndio explains how layoffs done wrong will only compound the problems in business, and in our society. As the COVID-19 pandemic has settled in across the globe, leaders at companies large and small have watched their business sharply plummet. Many are in the throes of swiftly acting to manage costs and either considering or enacting layoffs, usually as a last resort to keep a company solvent. Read Full Story

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How to cope when your close coworker is laid off (and you’re still employed)

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Losing a work colleague can be jarring and disrupt your day-to-day routine. To move forward, take steps to funnel your emotions into productive activities that will remind you of the positives of your workplace. With widespread layoffs prompted by COVID-19, many of us have lost our valued coworkers and work friends. Undoubtedly, these layoffs are a tragedy for those left without jobs, but retained employees are likewise affected. Yes, layoff survivors may feel a level of relief and gratitude, but this is in addition to a host of other emotions. Read Full Story

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