How To Act If You Get Sacked?

In times of crisis, managers can go so far as to arrange lay-offs. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.

If you do it right, you can leave your old job with no regrets and a new job won’t be long in coming.

In the first five seconds

“However you feel, breathe deeply and count your breaths and exhales,” says Rob Yueng, author of How to Win. – “If you get really angry at the news of your dismissal, say you need to step out for a minute and leave the room immediately. Show yourself strong and resilient in this situation instead of calling your boss a fat asshole.

After 10 minutes.

“Don’t argue or defend your position,” says Rob. – ‘Offer to meet a little later, when your nerves have calmed down to about the office equivalent of ‘honey, I’ll explain everything’. Control your body language and tone of voice. These people may still invite you for remote work or give you good recommendations. Get your thoughts together and don’t lose your temper.”

Two days later.

“Reach out to everyone you know and colleagues in your field immediately,” says Harry Freedman, Job Centre Specialist. – “There’s no shame in being sacked, it’s far worse than that – inaction. Make the job site become more important to you than social media.

In 4 weeks.

During the search period you will have to bother even more than you did when you were hired for the job. Every job opportunity should be accompanied by a unique cover letter, not just a simple “hello, please consider me…”. If you find the phone number of a potential employer, you can cut a sharp turn and call the human resources department directly.

Three months later.

“When you get back on your feet, try not to brag about it to your former bosses and colleagues,” says Friedman. – Instead, think about what you can offer them now. A mutually beneficial conversation with a former boss is far better than a covert spat disguised as cute dialogue about the weather.