When the signs of layoffs are everywhere, it's time to prepare.
Many organizations are facing hard decisions to remain viable during an economic downturn. One way they cut costs is by downsizing. As a result, many workers are questioning their job security. It can be easy to feel helpless at this time - regardless of how hard you work and how much you contribute, you may have no control over whether or not you are retained by your employer during tough economic times. There are, however, many things you can do to help prepare for the worst.
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Preparing for Downsizing: A Career Guide for Lawyers covers the steps attorneys and legal practitioners should take as soon as you think downsizing or layoffs may be on the horizon for your company or firm.
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Take time to reflect on what you want to do next in your career - think about what you've liked, and consider exploring the possibility of doing different things. You may find that being "downsized" is a good thing in the end.