It’s something that’s happened to many of us, could happen to all of us, and desired by none of us: losing our job.
I’m all about staying positive, but the reality is that in today’s world, it’s a possibility. So what if it happens to you? Or what if it just did happen to you?
As a Career Coach, I can say from experience that the first few days are very important, especially for getting yourself emotionally and psychologically prepared for the road that’s ahead.
I actually just came across this list of 7 tips of what to do if you have indeed just lost your job. A fellow Career Coach posted these basics, and they fall right in line with what I tell my clients:
1. Don’t keep it a secret.
2. Take a few days to get over the shock, and then GET ACTIVE LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB. DO NOT take an extended vacation.
3. Don’t look back or dwell on the past.
4. Don’t try to do it all yourself. Get help from the professionals.
5. Be proactive. Don’t wait.
6. Take the actions that will get you a job.
7. Keep your focus on how you can make a difference to a potential employer.
I recommend you read the rest of the post and get more details for each tip.
Have you ever lost your job? How do these tips resonate with you from your experiences?