You are fired. No matter what term your employer used – terminated, laid off, let go, restructured, and dismissed, downsized, rightsized the fact remains that you just lost your job. The thing is you do not have to be negative about getting fired; this is part of the working experience, it reminds you to improve on some working aspects, it opens doors for new and exciting working opportunities.
Don’t be bitter on the idea. Yes, it hurts but you need to stay calm and focused. Don’t be ashamed to tell your family, friends, relatives and the like that you are now back in the market. In this way, they may easily help you find a new job. So, spread the word.
Now you’re into job hunting, again. First stop; update your resumes, cover letter and references. Include new skills and abilities you have learned from your previous job. In some cases, you have to include that you have just been terminated from your previous job; don’t be ashamed and don’t lie about it. Stick to one story and stick to the real one. There are a lot of benefits in telling the truth that lying about your termination.
Set your mind into getting a job and working. Often, you tend to get anxious if you are ready to be hired after a termination; the key to this is mind setting. Set your mind to do things you should and could do in order to find a new job. Think clearly on what job you want now, apply for it and be prepared. Being terminated does not mean you have lost all your chances of working. Think of it as a normal process from which you have gained a lot of experiences which will eventually be your way to succeeding in your new job or profession.
And, if at some point you get rejected let it go. You are not the only one who has been rejected. This is always present in any job search. Do not let it get into your nerves. Continue your search and you will surely end up on the job you want and deserve.