Posted on December 15th, 2010 by Renaldo Smith
Nobody likes getting fired. No matter how much you claim to see it coming or hated your job, getting terminated is a bruise to your ego, professional resume and financial stability. If you or someone you know recently got laid off, this blog will definitely help you cope with the situation and move on with your life. So wipe the tears from your eyes and pay close attention to the following tips.
After getting fired, there is always a period of initial shock, disappointment and anger. As you go through these emotions, you have to somehow keep your cool. Repeatedly tell yourself that things will be okay and other opportunities will present themselves. Some people make the mistake of screaming and cursing out their boss as they walk out the door. This is the biggest mistake you can make. Be as polite as you can when leaving. Say some like, “Thank you so much for taking a chance on me and I am sorry it didn’t work out.” Remember that when you apply for another job they will likely contact your boss as a reference.
If you were smart and fortunate enough to be able to save some money from your weekly paychecks, you should take some time off. No, we don’t mean you should go on vacation and party. Instead, try to figure out exactly what steps you want to take next. Were you even passionate about the job you had? Can you see yourself working in the same field for the rest of your life? If you answered no to both of these questions, then maybe it’s time for a career change. If you live in a small community or a city with limited job options, moving to a new city will cure your job search blues. Sometimes starting over and going in a new direction is the only route to go. Don’t let your fears stop you from chasing greatness.
If you decide that you need to work in a different field, maybe you should draw back to any old talents that you have. If you are creative enough and really think about it, you will be surprised what you can come up with. If you want to start working for yourself, maybe you can start a local moving company with you and your friends working as apartment movers. Or if you were part of a band in college, now is the perfect time to jump back into it. Maybe you can get some gigs around town performing to make money in the main time. If this route doesn’t work, you can always turn to the conventional way of finding work. Temp agencies and internet resources such as Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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