Right out of college at my first “big girl” job, the company was sold 6 months after I started working there. I landed on my feet, so I can’t really complain, but I did learn a few things…
- If you’re ever in a position where you’ve stopped learning new things, it is probably time to move on. I saw a lot of coworkers who had been with the company doing the same job for years and years have trouble finding new jobs.
- Pay attention to what is happening at the top. In hind site, lots of the top level VPs and managers left in the weeks before the announcement. That much movement out of the company means something.
- Sometimes this is a huge blessing in disguise. So many people I’ve known in this situation have looked back after the dust settles and see that it was one of the best things that could have happened.