Many of us can find that we can get into a tricky situation with our jobs at some stage in our careers. There may be a change in management, meaning that you now no longer get on with them. It might be down to a business restructure, leaving your job no longer needed or even just merging jobs together which could then make your daily work routine more difficult. No matter what has happened, a lot of people can find themselves out of a job quite unexpectedly. So what can you do about it? I wanted to share with you four of the things to consider doing if you find yourself in this situation.
Were you wrongfully dismissed?
One of the first things to understand is the reasons why you were dismissed from your job. Could it have been something to do with your results, something more personal, or was there no rhyme or reason to it? You may want to seek the advice of an employment attorney specialist to ensure that you get the right advice and the best course of action for your situation. No one should be dismissed without a reason, or for the proper process to have been actioned in terms of disciplinary action or reviews if something was specifically wrong with how you were doing the job.
Have a think about what you want for the future?
Maybe this is the opportunity you have been looking for. Sometimes you need to put a positive spin on things and look at the ways you could benefit from what can be seen as a hard and difficult situation to fund yourself in. Could this be the ideal time to work on new career options? Start up your own business? Learn and retrain in a new field and industry sector? Youa have the time, the decision has been made for you, now it is up to you to think about what you want the future to hold.
Work on your resume
If you are hoping to replace your job quite quickly then the first port of call would be your resume. It possibly may not have been updated since your last role, so take the time to add the latest experience and accolades you have achieved. You may also want to consider tailoring the resume to the job you want to get, such as highlighting relevant experience specific for certain job roles.
Finally, make sure you take the right action to move forward in the direction you want to take. No one wants to find themselve sina tricky situation where bills can’t be paid, and so you may find that there is a sense of urgency to your situation. But, sorting the resume out, knowing what you want to do will make it easier for you to take action, approach companies or relevant people in the field and even using platforms like LinkedIn to see what opportunities are out there.
I hope that this gives you the confidence to move forward if you have just lost your job.