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There isn't an easy way to say this, and I don't feel like beating around the bush.

I was one of the people laid off last Thursday from Microsoft. It was a huge shock and, honestly, something neither me nor my boss had seen coming.

I have a LOT of friends who have offered support, links to recruiters at other companies (apparently Amazon is hiring like crazy) and a shoulder to lean/cry on. To all my friends, THANK YOU.

There are also some resources (severance package, help with resume reviews and so on) which were provided, which is nice.

For now, back to updating (basically re-writing) my resume and sending it out.

Aw suck!

Date: 2014-07-22 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyndie.livejournal.com
I am very sorry to hear that! I wish you the best of luck finding a new job. Looking for jobs are no fun at all. If you want to post any good stuff you are learning about resume writing in your blog, I would so be all ears (or eyes as the case may be). I had a class when I got laid off last that helped me re-write my resume and gave interview coaching and such and while I didn't get the job I was looking for, I do think it helped me get my foot in the door to more places had I not had the class. And everything that I see online is that everything has changed in the 5 years since I last had to job hunt. :^P

Re: Aw suck!

Date: 2014-07-23 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyankoframe.livejournal.com
The main advice I can offer is:

* It's better to write more than less (not too much, though).
* How did you contribute to the company (saved money/earned money/added X new customers, etc.)

I haven't yet gotten to the interview part. :P

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