What does it feel like to lose your job?
You experience shame. You wonder – why did this happen to me and not someone else? What did I do wrong or fail to do?
You lose your sense of security and protection. All of a sudden, you don’t have the ability to sustain yourself financially and provide for your basic needs.
You experience grief. The grief that is created by the void of a daily routine and connections with everyone at your work.
You experience self-doubt. A part of your identity and your confidence is gone. You don’t realize how tied your job is to your self-worth until you lose it.
Your sense of usefulness and contribution is gone.
How can you combat these powerful feelings?
I suggest these steps:
If you’re looking for a job right now, please remember that good people always land on their feet. I know you are one of them.
Emilia Stypulkowska helps people take control of their careers by helping them navigate challenges, restore their energy, and land their dream job. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org