Whether you were expecting it or not, losing your job can be quite a hard thing to deal with, we give you that. You shouldn’t stress over it though, as losing your current job doesn’t mean that you’re going to be unemployed for the rest of your life. It’s important to try and focus on what’s next instead.
Most of Top Life Coach Carol Ann Rice’s work involves focusing on the here and now and is different to what you may experience in therapy. Here she shares 5 useful tips on how to deal with losing your job.
1. Accept and allow
It’s more than normal to feel angry, sad, humiliated and frustrated for a while, but it’s important that you allow these feelings for a few days, but you must set them aside. Focus on the future ‑ don’t let them fester for months.
Take some time to think about what you didn’t like in your role. It could be a blessing in disguise. Chances are, if they weren’t happy with you, maybe you felt the same way deep down. Now you can look out for exactly what you want in your future role.
3. The perfect job
Draw up a list of your perfect working day ‑ is it working freelance from a coffee shop with flexible hours? Or maybe you enjoy working in a large office with a big team? Do you want a sale‑based job or a creative one? Piece together the jigsaw of your perfect working day and aim for it.
Go and see many of your contacts, acquaintances, and ex‑colleagues as you can for coffee; you never know who they might know. Networking with people is a great way to find a new job, so get online and update your LinkedIn profile or go to networking events and see if anything comes from it.
You don’t know how long you’ll be unemployed for, so don’t allow yourself to get into a bad routine as you may become depressed. Whilst you don’t need to get up at 6am, it is important to try to have a proper day. Get up in the morning, have breakfast, exercise and job hunt. Then have lunch and do some more job hunting before switching off at 5pm and having your evening.