Career Advice

How To Handle A Termination

Collaborated Careers 3 June

Terminations can be tough. Even though no one ever hopes for a termination, the truth is that terminations do happen. When they happen, it is important to know how to handle it properly. Let's look at a few tips to help you better handle a job termination.

Keep Your Cool

Although a termination might be a really emotionally charged event, it is really important that you keep your cool. When anger rises and emotions are high, things can escalate quickly. This is especially true if there were already some bad feelings below the surface between you and your employer or other co-workers.

One of the main reasons you will want to keep your cool is so that you do not get into any trouble. The last thing you need is to have security or the police called because your job termination got out of hand.

Get The Reason In Writing

If you feel that your termination was done illegally, you will want to get the details of the termination down in writing. It is illegal to terminate employees for certain reasons. If you think that your termination was done improperly, you will want to keep good records of any write-ups that were done, and other disciplinary actions that were taken leading up to the termination.

You will want to make sure that proper policy was followed concerning your termination.

Get Motivated

It is going to be really tempting to sit around and mope about your termination. Remember, moping and pouting are not going to help you find your next great job. Take whatever emotions you are feeling about your termination and use that motivation to start your new job search.