Job loss can be terrifying and horrible, like a swift, hard kick in the stomach. I know; I’ve “been there” – a couple of times. It might be a bit of a relief. Perhaps the job or the organization or the situation was unpleasant and leaving it behind is a relief – but job loss can also be frightening.
For most of us, there is a big dose of anger, too. ”Hey, they made a BIG mistake here! I should still have a job! I need the money! Why me? Why not him (or her)? Why now?” And on and on and on.
All natural and normal reactions, if unpleasant and uncomfortable for us and our families/significant others to experience with us. It takes a while, but it is important to “get over” the anger because it will sabotage the search for the new job and possibly make the unemployment last longer.
Moving On After Job Loss
Many questions are probably running through your mind: What to do next? How to find a job? Where to find a job? What job to find? Where to get help? Who can help? Try not to let the questions turn into anxiety and fear.