“I’m sorry,” says your manager, trying hard not to look you in the eye. “Your services here are no longer required”.
Hopefully you’re never in this situation… but if you ever are, here’s some advise from the people that will help you find a new job, Monster.ca (Source).
Here is what not to do once you get the news that you’re terminated.
1. Don’t make a scene when you leave the employer’s premises
2. Don’t sign or agree to anything on your way out
That envelope on your boss’s desk? It holds your severance package. Take it with you and read it carefully. Get it checked by an employment lawyer if you have questions.
3. Don’t pretend that everything is OK
4. Don’t shut out the people you care about most
Let your partner, spouse, family or friends know what’s happened.
5. Don’t call your business contacts or recruiters yet
6. Don’t badmouth your former employer in public
Get your anger out in private. Stay away from Facebook or Twitter.
7. Don’t bottle up your emotions
8. Don’t hang on to equipment or documents owned by the employer
Arrange the return of any borrowed equipment or confidential material.
9. Don’t wait to apply for Employment Insurance
The process can take a number of weeks overall.
10. Don’t stick your head in the sand
There are plenty of details to start considering. What will you need in order to get through this early period? Financial advice? Make a list of all the things you believe you’ll need to deal with fast, and start moving forward instead of getting stuck.
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