5 Important AF Things to Do When You Lose Your Job

Sulking isn't one of them.

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There are a few things in life that ....let's face it ....completely suck! Losing your job or getting fired kind of makes it somewhere to the top of that list (right next to being broken up with or losing a pet)

But hate it as much as you want, sometimes a company has to make cuts, streamline it's functioning or maybe you get a new boss who just doesn't click with you.

The reality is that it happens to the best of us, and like most things in life, it's not about when the worst happens but what you do to bounce back from it .

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The key to getting back on top of your game and moving forward is regaining control and getting back on the ladder, STAT.

We have the five perfect points to help you get your groove back on when life gives you lemons and use it to move forward in the most fabulous of ways.

1. Identify your ideal job, clearly

Before you start your job hunt , imagine your dream job scenario and note down the key points of what your ideal job should look like . This will help you gain perspective and stream line your job search.

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2.Profile your self well

You need to present yourself to potential employers in the best possible of ways. Update your bio and Linkdlen profile, add all accolades, key achievements and if possible get previous managers or employers to write you recommendations as well.

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3. Register with a good recruitment firm

Find the right agency that specialises in your chosen field. They will be able to highlight relevant roles that are available and are a good fit and give you honest and realistic advice.

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4. Make your application stand out

Once vacancies start coming in, be sure to tailor your CV and covering letter and personalise it to fit a particular role or company. This attention to detail can help you stand out in a sea of generalised mass applications. Consider using creative means like video CVs, charts and info-graphics, it's an effective way to use technology and connect instantly.

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5. Manage your emotions

You need to realise that getting fired is not a reflection of your worth or your career. Regular exercise and keeping a journal as not slipping into bad habits of sleeping in late, can help keep you be in the right head space as you move forward.

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