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How can you protect yourself from such situations so that you don’t lose your job?
1) Talk to your supervisor
Your employer has probably already started laying people off. They usually communicate their intentions to employees via email or phone calls. However, you still have one advantage over those who were laid off earlier than you. That is, you still have a few months left in which you can negotiate with your manager. So why wait till the end of the year? Why not use this opportunity to save your job?
Here are some reasons you should talk to your supervisor: First, you can tell them directly that you are concerned about their decision to cut costs. Second, you can explain to them that you have been doing everything asked of you without complaining.
Third, you can show them that you are willing to accept whatever changes are needed within the organization. Fourth, you can offer suggestions regarding how you believe the company can increase profits while maintaining its current level of service quality.
2) Ask questions
If you don’t ask any questions during the interview process, you might miss out on opportunities to land a better position. You need to understand exactly what they expect from you so that you can tailor your answers accordingly. The following are examples of common interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Describe your strengths and weaknesses. Explain how you would handle various situations.
Are you familiar with our products? Can you describe them briefly? Where did you work before joining our firm? Have you ever worked here? Which department would you like to join? Would you mind giving me three references? I am interested in hiring someone with experience in. Would you please send my resume along with other materials to?
Thank you! Now that you have received all these documents, please read them carefully and answer the questions honestly.
Once you realize that your boss wants to fire you, you must act fast. You cannot afford to lose your temper or make mistakes. Instead, try negotiating with your boss. Try explaining to them that you deserve a raise since you have done nothing wrong. Perhaps they could convince you to stay until retirement age instead of firing you immediately. Remember that you only have 30 days to file a complaint against your employer.
4) Be proactive
This means that you should take action even if you aren’t sure whether you’ll succeed. To avoid being fired, you should find a way to prove that you’re worth keeping around. Some ideas include improving customer satisfaction, increasing sales, reducing expenses, etc. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t just focus on saving your job. Instead, you should also help others. After all, no one likes to see an employee leave a job he loves. But if everyone does something nice for each other, nobody will care where anybody ends up.
5) Don’t complain
Complaining doesn’t accomplish anything except wasting time. Besides, most complaints fall into two categories. Either they are too general, or they are too personal. Neither type of complaint gets anywhere. On top of that, complaining tends to create bad feelings between coworkers. And finally, if you complain, you run the risk of getting fired anyway. So forget about complaining. Instead, concentrate on solving problems.
6) Keep working hard
Even though you’ve lost your job, you still have plenty of things to do. You should continue to perform well at work. You should complete tasks assigned to you. Also, it would help if you were friendly towards customers and colleagues. Finally, it is imperative not to let your guard down because there may always be another opportunity waiting for you somewhere else.
7) Look for new jobs
When searching for employment elsewhere, keep in mind that you want to look good when applying for a different position. That means dressing nicely and showing off some personality. However, don’t overdo this. People who dress too casually often get hired. They seem more relaxed than people dressed formally. As long as you show respect for your current company, you won’t go far wrong by wearing casual clothes. Just remember to wear clean clothes every day.
8) Find ways to improve yourself
Whether you were laid off due to poor performance or simply because your business was losing money, now is the perfect chance to learn new skills. Or perhaps you’d prefer to attend college classes.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you study diligently. By doing so, you’ll become much more intelligent than those who never took advantage of their education.
9) Get ready for interviews
Interviews are stressful events. Therefore, prepare for them ahead of time. Spend some time thinking about what kind of questions you will face. Then practice answering them. If possible, ask someone from HR how to answer interview questions. The last thing you need is to embarrass yourself during an interview.
10) Take responsibility for your actions
No matter how badly you think you messed up, accept full blame for everything. Do whatever you can to fix any problem caused by your mistake. For example, if you made a mistake while preparing food for your coworkers’ lunches, then offer to pay for lunch the following week.
How do you deal with layoffs?
1) Find a job quickly
After being laid off, many people don’t know exactly what to do or who to talk to. They may not realize that there are resources available to assist them. However, finding work is critical. A person who has been fired needs money. And they must get back on his feet immediately. Otherwise, unemployment benefits won’t be enough to cover basic living expenses.
2) Avoid panicking
When faced with losing their jobs, most people panic. They start stressing over things that seem entirely irrelevant. Such stress only causes more problems. As a result, those affected often make mistakes. These errors could cost them future opportunities. It’s best to stay calm and collected. Don’t worry until something happens. Once you’re out of work, you can deal with all kinds of issues calmly.
3) Talk to friends and family
Your friends and relatives might be able to help you find a job. In addition, they can provide emotional support. Many people feel better talking through tough times with others. This helps reduce anxiety levels. So, take advantage of these relationships. Ask for advice and guidance. Let them know why you’re looking for work. Tell them where you plan to apply. Explain that you’ve recently been fired. Be honest but also discreet. Try not to sound desperate.
4) Start networking
To begin, join groups online such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Use social media sites like Google+ to connect with other users. Finally, create a personal website. Post information about yourself and include links to relevant articles. Make sure that you update your site regularly.
5) Keep busy
Being unemployed makes life very difficult. But it doesn’t mean that you should sit around feeling sorry for yourself.
We must not get disheartened by our layoff. We must work towards it and protect ourselves from being doomed. The first thing we need to do is to understand why we were laid off. We need to find out whether it was due to a lack of skills or poor performance. If it was due to a lack of skills, then we should try to improve them. If it was due to poor performance, then we should look for another job. If it was due to neither of the above reasons, it might be due to another cause.