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1.) Badmouthing the Company or Boss
What not to say: “You’re better off not working for them.”
What to say instead: “You did some great things at your previous job, and you’ll be able to do that in your next position.”
2.) Offering Unrealistic Expectations
What not to say: “Don’t worry, you’ll have a new job in no time.”
What to say instead: “Even though it may not seem like it now, there are jobs to be had.”
3.) Questioning What Went Wrong
What not to say: “What did you do that made them fire you?”
What to say instead: “Are you alright? Is there anything I can do to help?"
4.) Offering Instructions on How to Act or What to Do
What not to say: “You should put on a happy face and start applying for jobs now.”
What to say instead: “I know a few people in your situation who had luck tapping into their network of contacts.”
5.) Joking About the Situation
What not to say: “Hey, at least you get to draw unemployment now!”
What to say instead: “Have you talked about what all your rights and benefits may be while you’re going through your transition period?"...