When the economy slows, as it certainly must.

As companies begin to lay off workers as they surely will, as they always have.

Some of you will be surprised – caught off guard.

Do not be one of those “it can’t happen to me” people.

Being prepared is not a sign of weakness.  It is a sign of confidence and strength.

Research shows that people who have planned for such an unforeseen career detour rebound into new jobs, or better jobs, more quickly than those who do not. Those who do not plan will find themselves in a sea of fellow unprepared job seekers trying to differentiate themselves.

Why do you want to be like everyone else? 

In a job search during a recession, that is the worst possible position.

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