Well, it finally happened. It took longer than I thought – about a week – but I was finally hit with the realization that I’m unemployed, again.
This feeling isn’t new. I was laid-off at the beginning of the recession in 2008. Since then, I’ve had three different jobs for three different employers. Some of those jobs I left voluntarily, some of them I didn’t. The feeling eventually hits you, it’s just a matter of when.
Whether you were fired, laid-off, or you quit, the important thing is to learn from the experience. Take away the good and the bad and become a better person for it. Secondly, approach finding the next job as if it were a job. But don’t just apply for jobs, network too. Sometimes the best job isn’t obtained because you applied for it. You might even have to spend money to make money.
If you’re in the same boat as me, good luck. Oh, and don’t settle. Find more than your next job, find your career.