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It can be more than disappointing to deal with being terminated or laid off. And even more disappointing if you never saw it coming. Feelings of sadness, anger, regret and panic can set in, but don’t let those emotions keep you from your next boss move.
Brazen Careerist offers immediate steps you can take to get beyond the gloom and get back on your grind:
Be empathic. Millions of Americans are unemployed. Many have to support their families, and they might be facing challenges that are even more difficult than what you’ve got on your plate. Now that you’re unemployed, too, it should be easier to understand what they are going through.
Learn to identify yourself in different ways. Some people solely define themselves by what their profession is. What happens when you don’t have that awesome job anymore? Being unemployed forces you to look deep inside yourself to figure out who you really are.