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Did You Just Get Laid Off? This Is How You Should Think About It

Getting laid off is rough and a huge blow to your mental state. This video covers how to have the proper mentality if you are laid off, so you can bounce back.

Here are the core points:

  • Being laid off is not a reflection of who you are - Who gets cuts in a mass layoff is effectively random, and incredible software engineers will get hit by them all the time. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you if you get laid off. Don't let some out-of-touch tech executive's bad decision determine your self-worth.
  • You will recover - This is especially true in the tech industry where severance packages tend to be quite competitive, even generous. Use the time to really process what happened, find peace, and figure out your next move. The silver lining of being laid off is that the door has started opening to your next opportunity: You just need to walk through it.

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