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What If You Get Sacked Or Lose Your Job Today? Just Asking

We don't pray for bad things to happen, but they still happen. On our journey to building our career, we need to be prepared for the unexpected. Preparations brings confidence and peace to get through the storm.

6 Things To Do When Sacked

Career Tips

"You are fired" is one of the facts of working life, and it can happen to any of us. We can lose our jobs for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason, if it happens to you, there is no cause for alarm.

On Heart Rays, we believe it is possible to stay inspired and positive no matter what is happening around us.  This is what you can do if you get sacked what you can tell someone to do if they get sacked:

Find out why you got sacked

Whatever it was, you need to know why it happened so that you can explain it to your potential future employers.

Ask yourself some hard questions.

What did I do wrong?
What did I fail to do?
Was it because I didn’t have the right skills or experience for the job?
Was it because I didn’t get along with the team I worked with?
Was it because I became too qualified for the job?
Or was it because my position was no longer required?

If there are things you could have done differently - like bad habits you could improve - take note of them and make a commitment to change. For example, if you were always late to work, just maybe you need to learn to wake up ealier.

Start looking for a new job

Don't waste time. The longer you're out of work, the more difficult it is to find a job. So start looking for a new job straight away. Have a fresh prespective on your skills, interests, values, etc. Take time to explore career options that fit your shape and connect more with your inspired skills. Develop an action plan for getting from where you are to where you want to go.

Update Your CV

You'll probably have to dust off and update your CV too. Check out How To Write A CV for great tips and advice.

Explain to your family/friends Nicely

Sure thing. Your family and friends are likely to ask many questions about why you are suddenly without a job.

Be honest with them. Tell them the truth, but don’t feel obligated to tell them all the juicy details. You don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about what happened and then start spreading the news around. Remember wisdom is profitable to direct.

Create your "personal brand" and network

Use the situation as a stepping stone. Work on yourself like crazy. Set up a personal email account (not connected  with your employer) for private business communication; create a personal business card with your personal contact information on it. Increase your external networking in person and online. Start a blog, yes really. In the future, it will likely be the key asset in establishing your personal brand for job hunting and career development. You should also attend events for networking and reach out for help.

Be spiritually Ready

God knows your past, present and future. Nothing that happens to you is a surprise to Him; He is totally able and willing to sustain you through whatever comes your way. Stay connected with the Source of truth, power and light through prayer, Bible study, worship and fellowship. God loves you. If you focus on Him (instead of your circumstances) you not only will survive, but also shine!

"The door of opportunity is wide open if you are prepared." 

"There is nothing impossible for those who believe."

I did all this and more in 2016. Trust me when I say: Losing a job is an opportunity to either get a better job or find out other more creative things you can do. You are bigger than what your employers, your family and even you think. 

Stay inspired.
Stay positive.

If you had to choose between being fired and quitting, which would you rather choose?

Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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