Being dismissed can feel completely overwhelming – what do you do now? You may feel like your confidence has hit a low point or you’re feeling totally underprepared to look for a new job. It’s important to keep a level head and understand that there is something for you out there, here’s an idea on what to do next.
Firstly, be aware that it’s happened to the best of us. Walt Disney was fired once for his “lack of imagination” and J.K Rowling was fired as a Secretary because she “daydreamed too much”. It’s important for you to analyse what did not work and what you can improve but don’t sit on your dreams!
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
J.K. Rowling’s example is quite inspiring. She was dismissed for something which ended up being her greatest asset. It simply did not serve her as a secretary. Sometimes you can find yourself underperforming in a job because you’ve not yet found out how to utilise your best talents.
Where To Begin With a Fresh Start:
Identify what you think you’re the best at
Think of something that you would love to do for as a job
Update your CV and ensure you keep it positive
When asked for a reference, choose your contact carefully.
When asked in an interview the reasons for leaving your last job - be truthful.
Get a manager or a colleague to write a recommendation on LinkedIn to showcase your skills to employers.
Look forward, stay positive and see it as an opportunity to find a role that you will excel into.
You have to be prepared to sell yourself with confidence during the next interview.
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