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Seven Tips To Help Cope With Being Laid Off

If you have been laid off, these seven tips will provide you with some information concerning next steps, helping you cope and move forward from a position of strength.

Being laid off is an emotional journey that is especially difficult during seasons of economic uncertainty. While it is understandable and normal to be upset, it is important to find ways to move forward, carving a new and exciting path for yourself. If you have recently been laid off, here are seven things you need to do:

  1. Allow yourself time to grieve — it is okay to be sad
  2. When you are ready and calm, assess your financial situation
  3. Get the necessary information regarding your health insurance
  4. Take a moment to determine what it is you want from your next employer
  5. Optimize your LinkedIn profile and résumé — both are necessary
  6. Begin reaching out to your network. It is more expansive than you think
  7. Do not get burnt out — this is your time! Read more via Forbes

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio

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