You're fired

now what?

In today's aggressive business environment, where frequent mergers and acquisitions often conclude with staffing cutbacks, project managers must understand how they can use their skills and experience to manage their next big project: Finding a new assignment. This article examines how project managers can develop a strategy for finding new employment. In doing so, it discusses the significance of developing a post-termination strategy; it describes the approach all professionals should take immediately after they receive the news of their termination, noting that one's response can either develop or destroy one's reputation. It explains how project managers should approach termination, identifying an approach for explaining extended gaps between assignments. It then suggests how to create an effective resume and how to search for a new position.
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