Fired? 6 Tips for Making the Best of It

Getting the boot can feel devastating, but handling it right can make the experience productive — even positive.

Stay calm and civil

Calm/panic written on sidewalk by shoesGustavo Frazao /

Yes, you’ll be upset if you are fired but vulgarity, anger and name-calling will only underscore to the employer that cutting you was a wise decision. When I was an editor, I had to accompany terminated employees to the company parking lot to retrieve their garage parking passes. I had great respect for the terminated employees who were professional especially during that uncomfortable walk. Their civility motivated me to take extra steps to support their job searches.

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