Fired – now what?
We react differently to challenges. This also holds true when we loose our jobs. You can swing between confusion and helplessness to hope, grief and anger. You may need time, peace and quiet. Or you may be the more proactive type that needs to take action here and now.
A new beginning requires self-awareness, pragmatism and knowledge of how the job market works. It enables you to tackle the new challenges.
Therefore, we have compiled tips to help navigate the first stage so you can explore, enquire and find information to suit your immediate needs:
- First and foremost, you should not make any decisions while you are still in shock
- Acknowledge that you must go through the 4 stages of crisis psychology - Shock-Reaction- -Processing-and reorientation. This can easily take up to 4-6 weeks.
- Remind yourself that it's just a job and that there are other jobs out there on the market.
- Do not act in panic - give yourself time to get back on your feet.
- Talk with your loved ones, do not keep it to yourself and certainly do not keep it a secret.
- Set up a routine for your day, otherwise you’ll squander your time.
- Put concrete job goals in place before pursuing the next job.
- Use your network, both to understand your market value and to pursue perspective possibilities for your next job.
- ... And remember - it's a long race, pace yourself!