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How To Survive A Job Loss by importexpert(m): 12:16am On Oct 13, 2016
it is news no more that most of the oil producing countries in the world are undergoing financial difficulties and companies needs to restructure, our beloved Nigeria is not an exception, Whatever you want to call it, Retrench, Fired, canned, laid off, let go etc it could happen. Sometimes, people see it coming. Other times, they're caught completely off guard. Either way, the process of surviving the loss of a job is the same, and it takes hard work and strong mind to do so.

Let go

For most people, their initial reaction to a job loss is shock, followed by anger and feelings of victimization. While these reactions are completely normal, dwelling on them is a mistake. As the old adage goes, you need to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and move forward. Feel sad, get mad...and move on! The worst thing you can do is bring a toxic attitude with you wherever you go, or wallow in self-pity.

Examine the evidence

If you've been fired, you need to assess why. In some cases, it has nothing to do with you, but if it does, you owe it to yourself to examine the reasons. If your behavior, attitude, performance, or abilities were to blame, ask yourself how you can learn from the experience so you don't repeat the same mistakes. Being fired can sometimes provide a big wake-up call that spurs people to positive change and a brighter future.

Don't blame the messenger

A layoff is usually an entirely different situation than a firing. Most of the time, layoffs are about company decisions to restructure, downsize, or cut perceived fluff. Rarely are they about individuals, no matter how personal it may feel. In most cases, companies realize it's a decision that affects people and they don't usually make layoff decisions quickly or easily. Whether or not you're given notice and a severance package is based on the company's ability to do so, not whether or not they care about you. Still, knowing that a layoff isn't about you isn't much help when you're left jobless and unsure where you'll be tomorrow. However, it's absolutely imperative that you do not take the situation personally and allow it to turn you into an angry and bitter person.

Misery loves miserable company

Yes, you need to grieve, get angry, and vent to the appropriate people. What you don't need to do is dwell on it and bicker to others for days on end. It might feel good to talk bad about your employer, but while doing it, you're dragging yourself down as well as everyone around you (and you're obviously not out looking for a job!).

There is a time and place for negative rhetoric, but those places don't include your current job (if you're still there), a job interview, or at home every night. You can damage job prospects by bad-mouthing a former employer, and you can isolate yourself and loved ones by remaining caustic and withdrawn.

Process, positive thinking, and productivity

Try writing your thoughts down, limiting the amount of time you allow yourself to be angry, finding positive people to pull you up, and keeping yourself busy with both job-related and non job-related activities. By limiting negativity and focusing on positive and productive thinking, you'll be out of the dumps and on your way to a new job much faster.

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by importexpert(m): 12:18am On Oct 13, 2016
you can see how to survive mini importation in Nigerian economy at www.importsng.com
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by importexpert(m): 12:19am On Oct 13, 2016
cc: lalasticlala. Nairalanders add your contributions so that we can help gear up our Nl pals that just lost their jobs
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Presh900(m): 12:48am On Oct 13, 2016
I will never undergo a job loss, IJN

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by importexpert(m): 1:39am On Oct 13, 2016
Presh900:
I will never undergo a job loss, IJN


AMEN BRO. the safest way is to be self employed. have you ever had job loss experience?

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Benjom(m): 5:47am On Oct 13, 2016
...you can even discover your hidden talent(s) in this process.

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by gonzales38: 6:10am On Oct 13, 2016
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importexpert:
it is news no more that most of the oil producing countries in the world are undergoing financial difficulties and companies needs to restructure, our beloved Nigeria is not an exception, Whatever you want to call it, Retrench, Fired, canned, laid off, let go etc it could happen. Sometimes, people see it coming. Other times, they're caught completely off guard. Either way, the process of surviving the loss of a job is the same, and it takes hard work and strong mind to do so.

Let go

For most people, their initial reaction to a job loss is shock, followed by anger and feelings of victimization. While these reactions are completely normal, dwelling on them is a mistake. As the old adage goes, you need to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and move forward. Feel sad, get mad...and move on! The worst thing you can do is bring a toxic attitude with you wherever you go, or wallow in self-pity.

Examine the evidence

If you've been fired, you need to assess why. In some cases, it has nothing to do with you, but if it does, you owe it to yourself to examine the reasons. If your behavior, attitude, performance, or abilities were to blame, ask yourself how you can learn from the experience so you don't repeat the same mistakes. Being fired can sometimes provide a big wake-up call that spurs people to positive change and a brighter future.

Don't blame the messenger

A layoff is usually an entirely different situation than a firing. Most of the time, layoffs are about company decisions to restructure, downsize, or cut perceived fluff. Rarely are they about individuals, no matter how personal it may feel. In most cases, companies realize it's a decision that affects people and they don't usually make layoff decisions quickly or easily. Whether or not you're given notice and a severance package is based on the company's ability to do so, not whether or not they care about you. Still, knowing that a layoff isn't about you isn't much help when you're left jobless and unsure where you'll be tomorrow. However, it's absolutely imperative that you do not take the situation personally and allow it to turn you into an angry and bitter person.

Misery loves miserable company

Yes, you need to grieve, get angry, and vent to the appropriate people. What you don't need to do is dwell on it and bicker to others for days on end. It might feel good to talk bad about your employer, but while doing it, you're dragging yourself down as well as everyone around you (and you're obviously not out looking for a job!).

There is a time and place for negative rhetoric, but those places don't include your current job (if you're still there), a job interview, or at home every night. You can damage job prospects by bad-mouthing a former employer, and you can isolate yourself and loved ones by remaining caustic and withdrawn.

Process, positive thinking, and productivity

Try writing your thoughts down, limiting the amount of time you allow yourself to be angry, finding positive people to pull you up, and keeping yourself busy with both job-related and non job-related activities. By limiting negativity and focusing on positive and productive thinking, you'll be out of the dumps and on your way to a new job much faster.
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by divinelove(m): 7:49am On Oct 13, 2016
Save consistently and invest while working

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by VampireeM(f): 8:55am On Oct 13, 2016
Importexpert, have you suffered job loss before?? All these tips are easier to write/say than apply.

Nice write up though
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by importexpert(m): 11:31am On Oct 13, 2016
Benjom:
...you can even discover your hidden talent(s) in this process.


you have said it all. many people instead of discovering their talent chose to discover another prison (job)
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by veekid(m): 12:38pm On Oct 13, 2016
Awesome write up
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by EduRegard: 12:38pm On Oct 13, 2016
[size=13pt]The effect of job loss is obviously complex coupled with the fact that it doesn't have a general solution.

It is no news that white collar jobs are scarce in Nigeria. This has stimulated more of us to get the self-employment mentality, but the down side is that education has mostly killed our naturally creativity.

Advisably, it is always better to be a boss of your own, this will as well go a long way in helping unemployment in Nigeria, rise and get some stuff done for yourself instead of waiting for a white collar job, this is something our unemployed graduates should know.

Note, there are as well a couple other Things Unemployed Graduates Can Do To Survive In Nigeria.

Hope this contribution helps. Thanks.[/size]
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Presh900(m): 12:39pm On Oct 13, 2016
importexpert:



AMEN BRO. the safest way is to be self employed. have you ever had job loss experience?
Nop
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Miladi(f): 12:42pm On Oct 13, 2016
How not to lose a job even in the face of economic recession and downsizing in your company; be an asset to your present company.

Peradventure your company folds and you have no foreseeable wage work, leverage on your savings to launch yourself as an independent consultant in your line of expertise. Or, any other line of enterprise that twinkle your fantasy. There must always be something to do for an informed educated and healthy entity.

I have never seen an informed educated person that's perpetually unemployed. . . . Vise versa case scenarios they are temporary underemployed, on sabbatical or retired.

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by dellyjoe10: 12:43pm On Oct 13, 2016
The best way to survive job loss is; while at the job. Set up a small business running at one end.
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Nobody: 12:45pm On Oct 13, 2016
Continue to click refresh on Nairaland job/vacancy thread undecided
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by lafuria1(m): 12:45pm On Oct 13, 2016
Non of this is realistic honestly
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Adesiji77: 12:48pm On Oct 13, 2016
Interesting article...
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by MoyoGENERAL: 12:49pm On Oct 13, 2016
At OP, to survive a disease is not to keep being alive while the disease remains, but to get rid of the disease and be free from it!

So also, to survive a Job loss is not to manage your psyche as you remain jobless but SIMPLY TO GET ANOTHER JOB! Yes!
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by May19th: 12:58pm On Oct 13, 2016
Presh900:
I will never undergo a job loss, IJN

If u like say IJN but as long as you are working for someone else you are not immune to sack! deal with and stop hiding facts with religion.

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Jamaticulus(m): 12:58pm On Oct 13, 2016
Olorun maa je ki a ri l'aburu....Job loss keh

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Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by sweetilicious(f): 1:00pm On Oct 13, 2016
divinelove:
Save consistently and invest while working
Exactly my point
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Presumepro(m): 1:02pm On Oct 13, 2016
importexpert:



AMEN BRO. the safest way is to be self employed. have you ever had job loss experience?
Businesses crash
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Nobody: 1:09pm On Oct 13, 2016
as long as you working for someone else,sack is imminent..
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Wealthyonos(m): 1:23pm On Oct 13, 2016
Delve into fish farming...
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by Presh900(m): 1:47pm On Oct 13, 2016
May19th:


If u like say IJN but as long as you are working for someone else you are not immune to sack! deal with and stop hiding facts with religion.
Re: How To Survive A Job Loss by bsideboii(m): 2:02pm On Oct 13, 2016
A job loss is devastating to whoever is affected. Pops had dis experience and I can categorically tell you dat its not something u don't wanna go through. To me being an entrepreneur is way to go...But I still feel u need some on the job experience to clearly know how things are done.

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