makes the news. From Meta to Dotdash Meredith to Bank of America, businesses in every industry are , due to reasons such as and economic hardship. Instead of staying quiet about the fact that they’ve been laid off, some workers are announcing it on LinkedIn—and receiving overwhelmingly positive responses. Mike Seibel, who used to work at Intellum, an e-learning provider, , “Been laid off now for over 6 months.
Countless applications, interviews , phone calls, zoom calls. Being ghosted by the recruiters that reached out to me.” Seibel went on to say how he was a great salesman and he’s self-motivated.
His post received over 50,000 likes and more than 2,800 comments. Another LinkedIn user, Logan Wade, received support from coworkers and other LinkedIn users she’d been laid off in February. Fast forward to a month later, and she was announcing that she’d been hired at a new company.“A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped me navigate the uncertainties and anxieties of being laid off,” she wrote.
“I’m so grateful to and humbled by the kind words and network connections shared with me! I’m excited to start my new job!” , you may be wondering whether or not you should also announce it on LinkedIn. Before posting, learn about the pros and cons, and how you can be empowered in your job search with advice from HR professionals. Announcing your layoff is a personal decision, and it should be weighed carefully.