“Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” ~ Unknown
No word is apt to describe the “I was asked to leave feelings.” It is heart rending. A job that you had earned is simply snatched away from you. Your ambitions seem to shatter and your life appears to lack focus. Your are left with no plan B as all your future plans are simply impossible now.
So, is that all you can do? Will brooding help you feel a little better? Perhaps No.
Yes you have been fired; however, this does not mean you will remain unemployed for the rest of your life. The job that you just lost can help you retain many others that are yet to come your way.
There were reasons and you need to know them:
Even though it is very conveniently said that sometimes we are simply clueless about the mishaps taking place in our lives; it is not true. Nothing happens without a reason. Sometimes, we perhaps fail to identify those, while there are millions of times when we don’t want to see and accept bitter facts.
However, today if you want to flip change the situation soon, reasoning out the “Whys” are crucial and perhaps the only path available.
Therefore, the first step after you have received the distressing news, is to dig out reasons behind. Perhaps, it is your work that was deteriorating, or else you failed to present yourself in the best professional demeanor.
There can also be reasons where the company is suffering from financial burden and therefore has adopted to harsh means of cost cutting. In such situations, blaming yourself or doubting your own caliber is not required. Therefore, learning the reasons of dismissal is important to take relevant steps.
Things that you can learn only after losing a job:
Never take things for granted:
In the beginning, when things are new for us, we tend to be more cautious. We put in extra efforts to ensure that everything is perfect. We try to adopt to new and effective ways of accomplishing tasks. However, eventually when perfection is not very difficult to achieve, we become a little sloppy. And the irony is we don’t even realize it!
It is in such situations that we risk our chances of being employed with our current organizations. And when things go really bad, we are asked to leave.
Therefore, one such experience will help us learn this important truth of our lives. The next time, being comfortable will not make us careless on the job front.
Be the right fit and don’t try fitting into:
Adjustments and adaptations are important for our professional and personal well being. However, there’s a limit to it. You cannot push yourself to adjust with everything around. If you do so, one day you are destined to be left empty handed.
Today when you have been informed to find your way through the exit, it is time to think if you really fit into this position. You can force yourself to fit in; however, it will always be different from the exact fit.
Therefore, getting fired from a job helps you to know that choosing jobs according to interest and choice is essential to sustain on the job front.
Beyond expectations is what is expected:
Today, with the rising competition, doing just what is assigned, brings no good. Working beyond imagination and surprising bosses with your unmatched caliber is what keeps you going and accelerating on the job front.
It’s time for some serious homework:
Professionals should never wait for the 11th hour to realize that their skills are no longer sufficient and rather have got exhausted for future use. Otherwise, such unfortunate situations become inevitable. Eventually you appear to be less useful for the company and one fine day you are asked to leave.
Therefore, experiencing bitter situations can help you understand that upgrading skills is one core requisite to remain functional and effective on the job front for years to come.
Thus, now that you have lost your job, use this gap to brush up skills and simultaneously acquire more knowledge; so that you never come across these situations for the second time in your entire professional life.
Every cloud has a silver lining. You just need to try and figure out the good things a difficult situation can bring about.
Losing job is definitely an undesirable scenario to be stuck in. However, now that you have already landed yourself in such tough circumstances, you will have to work it out smoothly. The aforementioned tips can help you deal with things aptly.
Nothing in this world is constant. Therefore this phase will also pass by. Don’t loose hope and things will definitely change for the better. When you try to mend things, they definitely get better.