I got laid off from my job a few months before I planned to apply to B School. I am thinking of applying R2, so that will be in Jan. I am not aiming for a HSW or anything. Would be happy with a Top 20 school.
It was definitely not due to performance issues as the company I work for is struggling and has been laying off tons of people, including many in my group. In fact, I plan to get a recommendation from my boss at this job as he thinks very highly of me. He got cut as well.
My question is, all other things being equal, how will B Schools look at being laid off. How should I spin this in my applications, and any other advice you monkeys have for me would be great.