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Fired vs. Laid off: What’s the difference?
The word ‘layoff’ gets thrown about very easily, especially when times are tough and the unemployment rate is high, but getting laid off and getting fired aren’t the same thing.
Getting fired – when a person is let go from a company, often due to their poor performance, without any hope of being rehired
Example: if he hadn’t resigned first, David Sokol probably would have been fired by Berkshire Hathaway for violating their ethical code of conduct by buying shares in a company that he knew Berkshire would purchase.
Getting laid off – when a person is let go from a company, usually due to their company’s poor performance, with the possibility of being rehired if the company’s performance improves
Example: my entire team of web developers and I were laid off in early 2006, as my employer hoped to save money by outsourcing our work.
Continue reading >> Were You Laid Off or Fired? Why It Matters
A visual look back at the JobMob articles enjoyed most in 2011.
Continue reading >> The Top 11 JobMob Articles of 2011
It would be a shame to skip a great opportunity because someone in HR was trying too hard.
This is a guest post by Isaac Bullen. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.
Dreaming of a career change? Be careful of what you wish.
Check out these amusingly deceptive job titles along with their actual descriptions, including average pay rates from ehow.com, and companies currently hiring for some of these positions.
Continue reading >> 20 Creative Job Names Explained So You Don’t Miss Out
The most popular job search bloggers share their most popular job search blog posts of 2011.
Continue reading >> The 51 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2011
Why you might include the one resume section that most people don’t.
This is a guest post by Martin Demiger. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.
Most people think that a hobbies and interests resume section is a silly addition, but that’s only true if you include silly hobbies and interests.
It can actually be a very helpful addition to showcasing who you are, your personality and your capacity for work.
Potential employers will appreciate that you put in the extra effort to tell them a little bit more about who you are as a person.
Continue reading >> 9 Tips for a Surprisingly Helpful Hobbies & Interests Resume Section