Have you been laid off? Get over it and MOVE on!

If you have been laid off, you may be experiencing some anger, hurt and confusion.  While these feelings are natural, the sooner you release these emotions and get on with finding that new job the better off you will be.

As one of the country’s major executive recruiters, Key Corporate Services offers some simple, but solid advise for anyone in this position:

You don’t need to agree with it

The key is to understand and come to terms with what has happened. If possible, you can seek an audience with your manager, supervisor or human resources department to find out why and on what basis this decision was made if it has not been made clear. You don’t have to agree with it, you just need to understand it happened.

Know that this experience has no bearing on future employers.  Work on keeping a positive outlook as to what the future can bring. Remaining bitter can affect how you communicate in interviews and thereby repel future employers.

Look to the future, not to the past

Instead of expending energy thinking about the injustice of the lay-off, start brushing up your resume, identifying who in your network can help you secure employment and calling a great recruiting firms like ours. In the meantime, perhaps you could take on temporary assignments as a contractor to create something new and positive.

Bad things happen to good people

It’s a fact. Bad things happen to good people. People are terminated for a range of reasons that have little to do with work performance—and everything to do with how individuals fit into a pre-determined structure. Accepting that and looking to the future is where you begin.

The decision on what to do next is yours.

-from The Key Corporate Services Blog Team