Life is unpredictable and never a bed of roses for many of us.
You kick start your professional journey after college with great enthusiasm. You were busy learning the traits of business, your office became your second home, office friends as new family, but one fine day, you face a setback i.e. job loss. There’s no two ways about it: Losing your job is hard. Whatever may be the reason behind it, Whether it is performance related, or nothing at all, it’s still hard. In this situation many people undergo a range of emotions such as: sense of humiliation, failure and vulnerability, to anxiety, resentment and self-pity. A professional setback never means that your world has come to an end.
Your prime motto is to get yourself fixed at a suitable organisation once again. For this you need to be prepared to face an interview session with your prospective employer without harming your job prospects.
Be honest if your industry is experiencing a recession and it was the reason for your departure. You can give references of your office mates who underwent the same. Your goal is not to harm the reputation of your previous employer.
In case, you had a traumatic boss to handle and you chose to surrender yourself and find a new path for yourself to be in peace to prosper. Well, no big deal, you tried giving your level best even if things were not favorable. In a subtle manner you can hint to your employer, but refrain from speaking directly about your past experiences.
Before you go for an interview, practice what you will say. Talk with others who have undergone the same experience and situation. Above all, be straightforward yourself, and don’t modify your answers if you talk with more than one person at the same company over the course of the interview process.
Show your employer that you are confident in taking up this responsibility and you will be an asset to them. Be positive in your thoughts and give no room to stress.