The five signs of impending redundancy

Damian Birkel knows what it means to get the axe. In his lifetime, Birkel, 58, has been fired five times and survived four corporate reorganisations. "Losing one's job is extremely traumatic," said Birkel, the author of The Job Search Checklist and founder of Professionals in Transition, a North Carolina-based non-profit, job-search organization. "It is the most debilitating, humiliating situation." It is a reality that many people have faced. In 2012 alone, there were nearly 20.6 million layoffs and discharges in [...]

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