Stories by Gerry McNamara

Career Q&A: Laid off

Q: I am a 25-year IT professional who grew up in the business. I was laid off from a director of IT position almost a year ago because of severe cutbacks and the shutdown of a major part of the business. I have not been able to locate a similar position since. However, I have been doing consulting work during that time. Will the consulting work be looked at as a negative going forward? How should I explain it on my résumé?