Bounce Back from Being Fired
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

So you’ve just been fired, and you don’t want to hear nothing about, “Everything will be OK” or “You’ll get something bigger and better.”

But you will.

Even the best of the best have been fired and have become greats, from Sean “Diddy” Combs to Michael Vick to Wendy Williams. Sometimes career fails lead you to the right position to facilitate true greatness.

Brazen Careerist offers a strategy that can get you back on track in 30 days or less:

1. Evaluate: An important first step after being fired is to evaluate yourself and where you stand. Take a look in the mirror and think about the work you’ve done for the organization, how successful it was and why you are valuable.

Then, reach out to colleagues or an HR representative from your former company and ask for their feedback. Why were you let go? How can you improve your work? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

This internal and external feedback on your performance is essential to help you evaluate where you stand and what you have to offer a new employer as you start your job search.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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