When the insurance market flattened out back in the 1990s, many companies went into other lines of business, such as financial services, to diversify and move forward. That worked for a while, but now that the financial services market is getting a pounding, some companies are cutting back — including their meetings, and sometimes even their meetings departments. Here's advice gleaned from employment experts to help those who've been pink-slipped land on their feet. Start with a soul search ...

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