How to Regain Your Confidence After Being Fired

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Whether you have been fired or even asked to resign, you may be left feeling somewhat intimidated. Losing your job for whatever reason can be hard. However, there are steps you can take to help you to regain your confidence.

Read on for a few tips that could help. 

Accept How You’re Feeling 

One of the most important things you can do is to accept how you’re feeling. 

  • It’s OK to feel sad because you lost your job
  • It’s perfectly understandable that you’re angry at being fired because of your race
  • No one will blame you for feeling annoyed that you were fired because the boss’s son got your job

Accept how you are feeling and deal with your emotions in a healthy way. 

Take A Break 

A really good way for you to regain your confidence is to take a break. Take 1 to 2 weeks to get over losing your job. Deal with your stress and work on what you’re going to do next. 

Create A Routine 

It’s likely that when you were working you had a routine. You still need to have a routine. Get into almost the same routine that you had when you were working.

Get up at 7 am, have breakfast, and plan your day. Start looking for work and keep yourself busy. When you’re busy, your inner critic is less likely to rear its ugly head. 

Work On Your Skills

While you’re looking for a job you may want to work on your skills. 

  • Consider accessing some training 
  • Think about what type of job you’d like and consider going to night school if needs be 
  • Think about the skills you need to improve 
  • Understand what you can learn from losing your job and how to prevent it from happening again

When you work on your skills it can help to put things into a better perspective. 

Tell People You’re Looking For Work 

Tell people you trust that you’re looking for work. Let them know what type of work you’re looking for. However, make sure they know you’re prepared to take anything for now.

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The more open you are to any position, the more opportunities you’ll find. 

Speak to recruiters about the jobs you want, talk to work coaches, and headhunters.

Get the word out that you’re looking for work. You never know, it could help you to find a job. 

Take Any Job 

Make sure you work hard to find a new job, no matter what it is. Yes, it would be nice to get a job you love. However, in the meantime, getting a job to pay the bills is a priority. Start searching today so you’re more likely to find a job that you’re happy to do. 

Regaining your confidence after you’ve been fired can be tough. However, with a bit of work, you can begin to feel ready to look for a new job. 

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