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Preview: How to Get Into Top MBA Program After Layoff

January 6th, 2010 · No Comments

In the past few months, I have received many emails from folks who wanted to apply business schools but were concerned about their unemployment status. I have worked hard to put together How To Get Into Top MBA Program After Layoff, a premium report you can purchase at Digital Bookstore. Below is a preview […]

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Tags: MBA

Reader reported layoffs

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Blue Cross of Minnesota: “About 1 month after 100 were laid off in the Membership and Billing IT area, 90 were given their pink slips in the Claims IT area.   Blue Cross has decided to outsource the work to Cognizant and IBM who will offshore the work to India. The layoffs took place in the […]

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Be careful about your performance review this year

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I had a chat with a friend yesterday. His company has suspended salary increase and bonus for 2009. But, the company would still conducted its annual performance review by the end of April. My friend was telling me that he wouldn’t spend much time on his review — "If I have a great review, I […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder

Which company offers the best severance package to laid-off employees?

March 21st, 2009 · No Comments Widgets Since I launched Layoff Satisfaction Survey on January 23, 2009, the responses have been overwhelming. Most survey responses rated their employers’ severance package as unfair or OK. But, one company really stands out as "excellent" in term of how it treats its employees with care, respect and generosity. The winner is Google! Here […]

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Tags: Management

Layoff Satisfaction Survey results: Sun Microsystem

February 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On January 23, we launched Layoff Satisfaction Survey. The responses have been overwhelming as we heard from folks from many companies. Last week, we released the first installment of our Layoff Satisfaction Survey result: Microsoft Employees spoke up! Layoff Satisfaction Survey Result. Two days ago, we released the survey result for AT&T. Today, I […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Frustration@Work Launches Layoff Satisfaction Survey

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Today I’m pleased to announce that has officially launched Depression 2.0 "Layoff Satisfaction" Survey. Layoff is painful. We hope that our survey will keep employers more accountable for their actions, and treat employees fairly during this difficult economic time provide an outlet for laid-off employees to tell the true stories behind layoffs and set […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Frustration@Work

Top-7 list of great recession advices from the blogsphere

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments

For Start-ups, Lessons from the great depression — focus on customer needs by Ravit Lichtenberg How to make lots of money during a recession by Steve Pavlina OK Entrepreneurs, Time to Step Up by Brad Feld Downsized? Fired? Here are the new rules of finding a job by David Meerman Scott RIP Good Times? A […]

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Tags: Beat Recession

Ten things you should do before layoff

December 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Are you employed but concerned about your job security? You’re not alone. And you should be concerned. According to Barron’s Tech Trader Daily, As Tech Job Cuts Mount, Layoff Rumors Pervade The Valley. And CEOs told Chicago Mayor They Plan Huge Layoff in November, December. I wish I have the crystal ball to tell folks […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting