According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some 1.5 million Americans are laid off every year. No matter how common layoffs are, they’re not easy for anyone. You’ll likely experience feelings of grief, disappointment and stress. It’s important to give yourself time to mourn the loss of your job. It may sound dramatic, but getting laid off can have far-reaching impacts on your emotional state. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, and you should give yourself time to work through all of them. It’s important that you take enough time to react to your job loss in a healthful manner without taking too much time. You must pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start looking for work sooner rather than later.
A large amount of time between jobs is a red flag for potential employers, and you don’t want to give them any reason to dismiss your application.
So, what are the dos and don’ts of dealing with your layoff? Our friends at Turbo wanted to find out, so they discovered 12 ways to bounce back. Check out the visual below for help reorganizing your professional life.
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