Introducing The Rapid Guide to Layoff Survival


In 2007, over 1.5 million people in the U.S. lost their jobs due to mass layoffs according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you are employed with a program that provides resources and assistance to persons that have been laid off, you already know the impact a layoff can have on a person – it is one of the most stressful experiences in life. The financial and emotional impact can seem overwhelming, and it affects their family and loved ones, too.

What are you providing to help them cope with this situation? Would you like to have a resource to provide these people in a proven-successful format that helps them view the layoff as a positive opportunity and keeps them focused on their future?

Our newest resource, Rapid Guide to Layoff Survival, provides a complete program for the person anticipating or going through a layoff to help prepare and get them through this challenging time. Like our other Rapid Guides, it has been designed in the same concise, handy, and unique format proven to be read and retained more than any other offering. There are no other products on the market like it!

Best of all, thanks to our Customized Layoff Survival Program, it is tailored with your program’s logo, contact/website information, colors, and the services you provide. So, it also acts as a high-visibility tool in expanding awareness of your services to the people in your community.

Just take a look at the following list of topics which provide step-by-step guidance on all aspects of a layoff:


11 early warning signs that a layoff may occur
13 tips to prepare in advance for a possible layoff
7 crucial steps to take once a layoff has been announced
9 tips on how to access and utilize state resources and unemployment benefits
How to find and contact a local One Stop center
How to utilize government services to help
10 important tips on dealing with the emotional stress of a layoff
How to involve family and friends in your transition
13 strategies to maintaining financial security during a layoff
13 tips to prepare for the job hunt
16 tips to develop a dynamic resume that will get attention and produce results
Identifying strategic resources for finding employment
Critical negotiating skills that can have significant impact on your pay
30 tips on effective interviewing techniques
How to negotiate salary and benefits once a job offer is received

Many counseling organizations are currently having to purchase multiple products just to provide the same information contained in the Rapid Guide to Layoff Survival. Others are spending way too much time and money creating and managing their own materials. Whatever your situation, you should contact Rapid Guide now to learn how we can help you in your quest to provide better layoff survival information.

To learn more about the benefits of making this guide available to your students/clients, read more about the benefits of our Layoff Survival book here.

Customer Examples

The Rapid Guide to Interviewing and the Rapid Guide to Layoff Survival are valuable outreach and information tools for our One-Stop.  We can provide needed information to our customers in a handy pocket-size booklet with the material being organized in an easy-to-read and understand format.  The feedback from our customers has all been extremely positive...with relation to both print quality and content.


Prior to becoming a Rapid Guide customer, we used some of the Dahlstrom books.  The content of those books was good, but the books were not the convenient size nor could we market our location using these tools.  We use the Rapid Guide to Interviewing at different public events and as a hand out at our local One-Stop.  We use the Rapid Guide to Layoff Survival at all Rapid Response events when we work wiht workers who are soon to become laid off.


I am glad we discovered this resource and would recommend it to other One-Stop locations!