How do I respond when I find out I am being laid off?

When you find out that you are being laid off, it can be a very confusing and emotional time. When this happens, it is important to try to remain calm and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Very few people in today's market stay in the same job with the same employer throughout their entire careers. You can look at this as an opportunity to improve and find a potentially better job with someone else. Talk to your coworkers and supervisors with respect, as you never know when one of them could provide you with a reference or job lead in the future.