Ways to heal after being let go from your job

It is universally known that being fired from a job can be disheartening. For some, it can be a huge blow to one’s confidence. To others, it can be akin to the death of a loved one. Sometimes the employer has a nondiscriminatory reason for ending employment; other times pretext is the reason behind such an action. Regardless, the next job for a fired employee may have nothing to do with working for someone else.

This post will explain a few lessons that an employee should take to heart after being let go. 

It may not have been about you at all – It’s easy to say that you should not take being fired personally, but sometimes termination has nothing to do with your performance or whether you had a difficult relationship with your superiors. Indeed, saving money is the most common reason for firing someone, especially when the purported reason doesn’t make sense.

Take the “glass half full” approach – There’s always room for improvement, even if you were a high performer in your previous employ. But admitting that you possibly fell short in some manner will help you grow professionally and will make you ready for your next position.

Don’t carry baggage with you – As we alluded to earlier, being fired can be an emotionally wrenching experience, but it can also cause a downward spiral of despair that can harm future employment opportunities. You must remember that you still have something special to offer employers, even if your previous one did not notice it.

If you have questions about your rights and options after being fired, an experienced employment law attorney can help. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us - Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Pasadena Office

128 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 204
Pasadena, CA 91103

Toll Free: 866-457-2590
Phone: 626-585-9600
Fax: 626-577-7079
Pasadena Law Office Map

Downtown Los Angeles Office (Legal Fund)
250 1st Street, Suite 1201
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-785-6999
Los Angeles Law Office Map