An employee who was recently laid off may find themselves in a stressful predicament when it comes to finding a new job, but studies have shown that individuals who were recently laid off are actually more open to new positions than other prospective employees. It is imperative for these employees to redevelop their resumes into one that includes all of their recent experience and resources so that they appear to be as adaptable as possible to the new workforce.
- Hiring managers sometimes do not discern between firing and layoffs when judging candidates.
- Employees may be part of restructuring or mergers, and have needed personality, talent and skills
- Companies may simply have a surplus of a specific skill, and the laid-off candidate may be a great fit for another company.
“In fact, layoffs present a valuable opportunity for hiring entities as experienced candidates reenter the job market.”