How To Face A Job Dismissal, In 10 Keys

We offer you several psychological guidelines to recover from a work ‘disappointment’.

One of the saddest and most difficult moments in our life is when we are fired from our job. Being out of work can be complicated because it can destabilize us economically, but it also brings psychological consequences:  depression ,  anxiety ,  stress ,  insomnia…

Tips for dealing with a job dismissal

Facing a dismissal is not always easy, but it can be less unpleasant if you follow a series of advice such as the ones we propose below.

1. Accept the duel

Any loss can have consequences on a psychological level, and the grieving process does not only refer to the death of a loved one or a relationship breakdown, but also to a job dismissal. After a dismissal, there is a great change in our life that can destabilize us: we can feel sad for leaving a job that we like, melancholy for not sharing pleasant moments with colleagues with whom we felt close, and financial difficulties may appear with that we did not count.

There are a series of stages of grief as we explained in our article ” The 5 stages of grief (when a family member dies) ” that we must overcome, and accepting the experience of job loss is the first step to continue on our way and raise your spirits as soon as possible in order to find a solution to this new situation in which we live immersed.

2. Don’t take it personally

Dismissal can happen for many reasons, but you shouldn’t take it personally. Sometimes, it may be a decision of the company to cut staff, it may be that your skills do not fit with the job you are in or that you have become unmotivated by the working conditions that you have encountered in recent months .

You should know that you have a series of skills or talents that you can surely put into practice in another organization, so the sooner you accept the situation, the sooner you can seek a new future.

3. Make sure everything is legal

Some companies take advantage of workers and don’t do things right. Make sure the dismissal is legal or, otherwise, make use of your right. If you are entitled to compensation or if the company owes you money for your seniority in the company, do not let time pass. If you consider that the dismissal is unjustified, improper or improper, make use of the law and find out about the deadlines to be able to claim.

4. Don’t go for revenge

You may be resentful that you are in a difficult situation now, but you must be objective. After assessing what may have happened, do not go for revenge. That is, if you have to claim something, do it, but do not try to take revenge in other ways or you may be harmed.

5. Make an immediate decision

Firing is a reality in your life, so there is no time for regrets. In the short term you must make sure that everything is in order. If you have to collect unemployment, do it, if you want to take time to think too. First make an immediate decision about your present, then you will make long-term decisions.

6. Keep a positive attitude

Firing is not a pleasant situation; however, it can happen and it is something you cannot avoid when it happens. So you need to stay positive so that you can adapt to change as soon as possible. Now you have an opportunity to do what you have always wanted.

7. Know yourself

You may have been in the same workplace for years, which may have pushed you into your  comfort zone, but firing is an opportunity to get to know yourself and who you are. Now you can reflect on your talents and your desires, and thus know where to direct your future.

8. Reinvent yourself and take advantage of the change

After knowing yourself it is time to take advantage of this new opportunity. Maybe you want to start or maybe you want to choose a job that motivates you more. Dismissal can be an opportunity to grow both personally and at work.

9. Pay attention to your finances

Now, before making any decision about your present and your future, make sure that you have your financial needs covered. You must be realistic in this regard so as not to get scared.

10. Follow a series of tips to get a job

Losing out of work can be worrisome, and if your finances don’t allow it, you’ll have to look for work as soon as possible. Being unemployed affects our emotional state and can cause many psychological problems such as depression, anxiety or insomnia. But before you despair, you can follow a series of tips that will help you find a job sooner than you thought. 

They are as follows:

  • Know yourself and be aware of your strengths to find a job that fits your profile.
  • Create a good CV that highlights your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. You can read our article ” The 10 tips to improve your Curriculum VĂ­tae ” to develop a successful resume.
  • Use social networks, as they are a great opportunity to find out about new offers and make yourself known.
  • Make good use of job portals, which are key if you are looking for work. 
  • Be proactive. You can have a difficult time being unemployed, but don’t lose heart and move.
  • Make a great interview following our advice in this article: ” Job interviews: The 10 most frequent mistakes “
  • Work on your personal brand, since it is one of the most effective ways to find a job.
  • If you want to delve into each of these points, you can click on our text: ” I don’t have a job: 7 expert tips to find it “

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