Sitting at the office
It's always good to take time and reflect before moving on.

So many people despair after losing their jobs.  They get so much worried on their next step in life that they forget who they are and their worth. You need not to worry if you are shown the door. You are not alone and neither are you the first nor the last. Lots of people go through it and end up more successful, as others miraculously become the employers or lenders to their former employers.

Once you’ve lost your job you need to refocus to have a smooth transition.  Do not panic or carry negative energy with you. This is the best time to REST and refresh your mind.  This will greatly help you think about your next step in your professional life. In this moment think about your unexploited potential. This might be your biggest chance to redeploy your skills and knowledge to try something new.

After resting, do not keep it to yourself.  Tell your friends about it. Many people believe that their problems belong to themselves.  This is not true as these friends might be aware of some openings which they might not consider informing you since they think you are not in need. Friends might also give you brilliant ideas that you never thought of. A friend in need is a friend indeed, and you are the friend in need.  Make use of your friends but don’t become a bother.

Losing a job means you embark on job hunting. This calls for an up-to-date resume/CV. In your previous job you must have garnered new skills, or even done some short courses or maybe held some senior post in the organisation. Update them on your CV as they talk for you in your job hunt. However, be honest in this exercise. Do not exaggerate as this might betray you in any interview you attend.

However experienced you might be, remember that you are not in your right state of mind. At some point, you need guidance and this is why you should seek advice from other experienced persons and may be psychologists if need be. Also, talk to professionals in your field who might be of help.  Do not forget your spiritual leader at this point as he gives you courage to face the situation.

Even as you consult do not let anyone encroach your principles. Know the people you approach.

Never badmouth your former boss as this is an implication of negativity. Remember being in that organization has taught you a lot, and furthermore you don’t know what the future holds for you.  Opportunities might arise and you might be called back. Remember the old adage, what goes around, comes around.

When you lose your job never be frustrated to an extend of overspending your savings. You never know when your next job will come by. If possible, think of investment plans. This calls for risk taking.

David Copperfield says, “passion will keep you going when the going gets tough”. Never stop practising your professional skills lest you die professionally. This is the most important in your professional life.



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