Dec, 2020

4 Ways to Regain Confidence after Job Loss

4 Ways to Regain Confidence after Job LossIf there’s anything in the world that can crush your confidence in terms of your career life, it’s losing a job. Ask a person who has experienced losing the job they have learned to love, a job they took care of, a job that has put food on their table for several years. Besides the fact that it’s devastating, they’d tell you how it can be soul-crushing that it can make you second-guess your abilities and skills and even your worth.


You may or you may have not experienced this at some point of your career. But it’s never a good experience. Some people take it personally that they feel reluctant to try again and move forward. So how do you regain your confidence after a job loss? Here are some tips you might find useful!

Look for ways to help others
Helping out other people may be the least of your priority after losing a job. However, doing an act of kindness, no matter how little, can go a long way! It can work wonders especially for your emotional wellbeing.

Yes, you can wallow in sadness for a while but instead of wasting hours and days feeling sorry for yourself, it’s a lot better to use your time to offer help and assistance to others. Help out in whatever way you can, do some volunteer work, help in the community, etc. Not only are you helping yourself feel better, you may also include some of your experiences in your resume.

Cultivate a positive mindset
If there’s anyone in the world who should start believing in yourself and in your worth, it should be you. Success starts with cultivating a positive mindset and right attitude. You may have been rejected many times in the past, you may have lost your job, and people might have failed to see your worth but these do not measure and define who you are and what you can do. Remind yourself of your strengths and skills. You can always do something that nobody else can.

Get in shape
A healthy mind begins with a healthy body. To take good care of your mind is to take good care of your body. Don’t take your physical health for granted. Get in shape, spend more time on exercise and physical activities and eat healthy. This downtime offers the perfect opportunity for you to pamper yourself and give it the love it deserves.

Give yourself the time to heal
While it’s not advised to wallow in misery over your job loss for too long, it also doesn’t mean that you should rush your healing. Take adequate time to absorb what happened. Reflect on the lessons learned and the things you can improve on moving forward. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to spend time on the other things you enjoy, too - whatever will help you heal and move on for a better tomorrow.

Losing a job can be downright heartbreaking and picking yourself up can be easier said than done. You may feel reluctant to try again but you can regain your confidence one step at a time until you’re finally ready to rejoin the workforce.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.