In this video, learn how to manage the psychological loss of transitioning out of a job. Losing a job can feel like losing your identity, and the only way to process the feelings is to recognize them.
- There's an entire industry devoted to preparing people … to find jobs, but very little about … how to handle losing one. … Sometimes we become so consumed with our job … that losing it feels as if we've actually lost our identity. … So, be prepared to be upset and to give yourself the time … to work through it. … Don't step over it, or try to deny it. … Here are some tips to help you get through it. … Number one, keep a journal. … Whenever you find yourself having strong feelings … about what just happened, write. … Get whatever you're thinking out of your head … and on-screen or on paper. … Second, be careful about the what ifs. … If only I'd done this or done that. … That's called a conversation not worth having. … It happened, it's over. … As Mary Pickford, the silent screen actress once said, … "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, … "for this thing that we call 'failure' … "is not the falling down, but the staying down." … If you were let go, you may feel it wasn't fair …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role