Termination – Making the Most of a Difficult Situation
Many of us will have the unpleasant experience of being terminated at some point during our working years. Regardless of what terminology is used – laid off, let go, fired, down-sized – the end result is the same: your relationship with the employer has just been severed. While you may immediately be tempted to unleash a tirade on your now ex-manager or human resources representative, a more measured and professional response will serve you much better in the long run. How you handle being terminated may go a long way in determining how the next chapter of your career plays out. There are some very practical reasons for handling your termination in a professional manner.