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    How To Properly Handle Getting Fired From Your Job

    No one wants to get let go or fired, but it’s a reality many people have to face. While it’s an unpleasant experience, you can try to see the bright side and be hopeful that there’s a better opportunity out there. 

    There are proper ways and unprofessional ways to exit a job when you get fired. It’s best to choose to leave with your head held high and deal with your emotions later. Although it’s unsettling, you should always be somewhat prepared for any uncertainties at your company that may affect you. This way you won’t be caught off guard if you’re the chosen person and are asked to leave.

    Leave Maturely

    This is the most important part of the firing process because you don’t want to burn any bridges or embarrasses yourself. Even if you’re angry or upset, leave it for when you’re at home or with your friends and family. Gather your belongings and silently exit without showing much emotion one way or another. You’ll thank yourself the next morning when you wake up and don’t have any regrets on your end.

    Feel your Feelings

    It’s critical you express your emotions and feel your feelings so you can eventually move on. Cry, talk about it and feel bad for yourself if you want. Let it all out and then pick yourself back up and focus on your future. It’s not going to help you out if you stay in bed for weeks and can’t get yourself together. Try to find the positives in the situation and realize that you’re probably better without them anyways. Call up someone you trust or speak with your spouse and get whatever’s bothering you off your chest.

    Start Job Searching

    After you’ve officially left and let out your feelings then it’s time to start looking for a new job. Use a resource like that has a wide variety of jobs and opportunities posted that you can apply for. You’ll likely find a good fit and be back working in no time. Try to standout on the application by highlighting your unique skills and attributes. Be patient because finding the best position for you could take a little bit of time. It’s a good idea to interview even if it’s not your first choice to get the practice.

    Get Ready to Succeed at your Next job

    Leave your past behind you and look to your future with ambitious eyes and a positive attitude. Prepare yourself to succeed at your new job and win over your boss. Put your time and energy into learning all you need to know at your next place of work so you can shine. Let your previous employer be a memory that’s now behind you and look forward with a hungry appetite to learn and grow.


    Getting fired isn’t fun and it oftentimes hurts. Don’t let your emotions get in the way of acting professional should this day come for you. Get excited about your future and all that’s yet to come.