My stomach is turning inside out during this time period where everyone going on interviews. This is such a insecure feeling to meet someone who is studying every answer and move you make, not to mention if you aren't dressed the part. Having a resume that states you have good work history and capable of doing the job isn't a guarantee that they will even give you chance.
I feel so helpless when my kids leave to apply for job. This 'downsizing' is a real stress zone. Also, why is it that someone gets let go when they are on a vacation or worse, during Christmas season? Is there some kind of doll that they use to see what will affect someone the most? I tell you, not being able to help your child other than tell them they are just as good as others doesn't seem to help much. (Maybe I wore that phrase out by repeating it when growing up)
I am sure sorry to be so negative and cynical but being employed at one place for more than 10 years and then told your job no longer needed makes you question your worth for sure. They have always gotten good 'reviews' on job performance. I have told them, to do their best God will do the rest. I still have faith that nothing happens without His knowledge.