Being fired is always pretty horrible, no one likes to be rejected, but when you are rejected for your professional abilities, it can feel like the end of the world. But, before you allow depression to swallow you up consider whether getting fired might have actually been good for you and your career.
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Chances are you were either fired because you were underperforming at your job, which means that you weren’t all that into it to begin with, or because the business wasn’t doing well which probably made you feel unsafe and unstable. Either way, aren’t you better off finding another job?
The trouble you may say is that you don’t know when you are going to get another job, but what’s great about having free time is that you can figure out what you really want to do. Take a minute to go through these three reasons why getting fired can be good for your career and learn why it’s important to keep your head up.
1. You Can Figure Out What You Want to Do
I know you are probably tired of hearing that being fired can help you figure out what you want to do professionally, but the reason so many people say it is because it’s true.
Doing something you like may seem unimportant when you don’t know whether you’ll be able to pay next month’s rent, but success and professional happiness do not come to those who settle for just any job.
Finding what you like doing can mean that you will have the passion and the enthusiasm required to perform well in your next position, you don’t want to start a new job just to be fired all over again after all.
2. You Can Focus on Networking
We all know how useful networking can be when it comes to career advancement but when you are working eight hours a day – minimum - you don’t really have time to connect with other professionals in your industry.
But, being fired can allow you to connect with other professionals, either at networking events or through professional social media platforms such as LinkedIn. These connections can help you get your next job, and they can also prove to be valuable when pursuing career advancement.
3. You’ll Understand That Failure Is a Part of Life
The most important lesson you’ll learn after being fired is that failure is a part of life and that the world does not end with each failure. Most professionals are terrified of failing so much that they often do not know how to get back on their feet after being dealt a massive blow.
But it’s important to understand that what matters is how you bounce back. Dwelling in your misery and being unable to get back in the game can teach you that you are not cut out for the corporate world. On the other hand, if you manage to accept failure and find ways to make the most of it you can acquire skills that will come in handy throughout your professional life.
Being fired, although not pleasant, is something that most people have to deal with at some point. Simply fight back and prove to the world and yourself that you can get back in the game stronger and more optimistic than ever before.
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