Why is getting fired from a job actually more positive than what you might think?
Getting fired from a job can be detrimental to your self-esteem. But beyond the psychological effects of being fired, it can be the great opportunity for your career growth. Continue reading to discover why.
Dismissals in the workplace are more common than you think. Even the best professionals must go through at some time or other during their professional careers. Of course, no one can ignore the negative psychological effects that being fired can have. This happens because we usually tend to think that our work defines us as a person. But this statement is not true and under no circumstances should we let being fired negatively affect our self-esteem. On the contrary, getting fired from a job can become a great opportunity to climb the career ladder.
What is the first thing we learn from being fired from a job?
The first thing to remember is that reasons why we can get fired from a job are plenty and most of them have nothing to do with us not being good at our profession. Even layoffs due to poor work performance have an objective explanation that goes beyond our person. It is possible that our work ethic is different and we do not fit in certain work formulas and methodologies or we do not share values with the company anymore. Or something much simpler: perhaps we have been fired because the project is over and they can not relocate us within the company or because our company is suffering economic losses and downsizing. Therefore, if you find yourself dealing with such a situation, it is interesting to humbly ask the reasons for your dismissal to your superiors. If the reason is personal, you will know your professional (and even personal) weaknesses. So you can start taking action to correct and improve your attitude and skills. As you can see, the first thing we take from being fired from a job is a better self-knowledge to stop making the same mistakes over and over again.
What to do, or not do, when we are facing a job dismissal?
On the other hand, a dismissal can become a great incentive when it comes to finding your dream job. So get the ball rolling. Your daily routine is now to find a new job where you can give the best of yourself. Remember that neither in your CV nor in your cover letter are you obliged to specify that you were fired from your previous job. Instead, focus on your skills, experiences and motivations. However, you must tell the truth if in an interview you are asked what the reasons were that led you to change jobs. And of course, avoid posting in your social media that you have been fired from your current job. The last thing you need is to become a victim and remember that many recruiters use social media to hire candidates.
Furthermore, we have great news for you. Adecco Group’s ‘CEO for One Month’ program returns just in time. This international initiative for young talents from around the world involves training and excellent work experience to (re)enter the labor market from the top. So, as you can see, everything happens for a reason. If you are facing a dismissal or one of your New Year’s resolutions is a career change, do not hesitate and sign up for the program. The registration form opens on February the 5th, 2019. You are only one step away from becoming the new Global ‘CEO for One Month’ and leading, for a month, and along with Alain Dehaze (CEO of The Adecco Group), an outstanding multinational like Adecco