19 November, 2015 in Career
Whenever we go through tough times in our lives we are tempted to give everything up and just go with the fact that you won't be successful any more. Failures are often great stumbling blocks; and while some people have courage to overcome those challenges many don't think they have what it takes to keep going. This also applies to career ups and downs. Getting fired is often viewed as something terrible which will negatively impact your career path no matter how hard you try to move on. At Prime-resume we don't necessarily think so. More than that, sometimes firing can be a true gift from employer (although people usually realize it after some time). Obviously, you don't want to get fired. Nobody enjoys that moment. But what we are saying is that your career doesn't end there no matter how dissappointed you are. A successful future is still ahead of you, it is only a matter of how bad you want it. The change is never easy and a few people have courage to initiate it on their own. But the change is what often drives career success...
Helpful Career LessonsIt is very likely that you had your problems at the company which fired you. Probably not everything was perfect and smooth. Maybe there were some things in the company that you didn't like. Now you know what kind of things you can discuss on your next job interview. In order to avoid making the same mistakes in future you can keep these things in mind when discussing potential employment at a job interview. It is way better to talk about it in advance so that you wouldn't have to start over again. Obviously, if you got fired it is not about the mistakes of the company (although they often impact the performance of its employees). There were probably the mistakes of your own. So meditate on what you did wrong and why in order to learn from your mistakes and avoid doing it in future. Did firing catch you by surprise? It probably did. If you never saw it coming the question is whether you kept your eyes open as to what is going on inside of the company. This skill is a very valuable one but it may help you anticipate certain things based on the observation. Merger, change of leadership, declining business or the loss of clients are all the sings of big changes that can lead to firing some of employees. That's a good time to explore new opportunities since you don't know how it can influence you specifically. Therefore, even if you still have a job be open to new opportunities. There are so many articles about networking and how to do that when you are still employed that we don't want to take time and space to write about that. Increasing the number of people you know both inside and outside of the company may become a huge factor that will define your next career move. Anyway no matter what is the situation in your company you should learn to push yourself and try harder. It doesn't provide any guarantees obviously, but may become one of the key factors when it comes to the question of a layoff. The thing is that those who exceed expectations, build good working relationships with colleagues and managers have a better chance to go smoothly through this period. So if you haven't been doing well lately today is a good time to start patching those things be it relationships or some job responsibilities you seemed to ignore. Even if you get fired you will learn way more gaining new skills and experience. It will definitely help you in your future job search efforts.
19 November, 2015 in Career