How to prepare for a retrenchment

Act surprised, even if you aren't. And make them feel awful.

That's the first thing you should do if your boss says you're being laid off, said Mr Roy Cohen, who runs his own career consulting business. "Always convey utter, absolute shock," he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2020, with the headline 'How to prepare for a retrenchment'. Print Edition | Subscribe