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So...You are an IT Pro and You Have Been Laid Off.

By  Feb 5, 2009

Topics: Certification

First there is shellshock. Then there is anger. Then there are tears. Then there is panic. I’ve probably mixed up those emotions. They all get jumbled up, anyway. Many of us have been there. The point is—now what?

In my opinion, from a “next step” career planning perspective, you need to get into high-gear with regard to your people networking. You know the old saw “it’s not so much what you know, but who you know?” Well, its gospel truth, believe it.

If you are not yet up to speed on social networking, then you have some homework to do. Get over your fear, loathing, and/or paranoia with regard to the online privacy implications of Web sites like LinkedIn and Facebook; you are gonna need to stretch your boudaries with this sort of stuff if you are to secure your next paid gig post-haste.

Not much time to write now. For starters, get yourselves familiarized with the following sites. Create accounts: the sites are all free, have been around for a long time, are reputable, and I stake my claim by them.

Best of luck to you in your job search.

Social Networking Sites:

IT Pro/Worthwhile Job Search Sites

People Search Engines