4 ways to prepare for a layoff

A few days ago, I got an email from a friend — yet another — who told me that he had just been laid off from his journalism job. The job losses in our field are so huge that there is at least one website entirely devoted to tracking the loss of journalism jobs day by day.

My friend wrote that he wished he had done some planning before the ax had fallen, and he is not the only one feeling that way. Many people are in situations where they know layoffs are a possibility, yet they do little to prepare themselves.

Here’s a few suggestions I would have given to my friend had he called me before he got his official notice. But it’s not too late. These things still make sense once a layoff is official. {Read the rest at Yahoo!}

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