What to Say to a Friend Who’s Lost Their Job

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Elaine Swann with Everyday Style goes over what to say to a friend who’s lost their job.

    Elaine Swann: Hi, I am Elaine Swann with Everyday Style. Today, we are discussing how to talk to a friend who has lost their job. And right now we are going to talk about some things that are perfectly fine to talk about with a friend whos lost their job. Keep in mind as youre conversing with your friends that they may go through the same type of stages as losing a loved one such as mourning and denial and even depression. Be sensitive when you are talking about your life, especially when things are going well. Sometimes that could make a person not feel so good about what they are going through at that time. If you want to offer advice, give them tangible advice, tangible support such as perhaps a job lead or tell them that you are passing along their resume. But be sure that you get permission from them first.

    Do try to talk about something other than job-loss and unemployment. Just keep it light hearted and simple.

    Well, those are some tips on what to say to a friend who has lost their job. Now what if you have lost your job? Let us talk about that next.

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