Almost everyone who works has experienced job loss.
If job loss hasn't happened to you yet, count yourself lucky and expect that -- at some point in the future -- you probably will lose a job, too.
Most of us experience job loss more than once in our careers.
With experience (unfortunately), managing job loss may get easier.
A job loss happens for many different reasons. Few of the reasons actually relate to the quality of your work.
Most job loss results from the proverbial "wrong place at the wrong time" situation:
One or more of these separations happen to all or most of us in our careers. Nan Russell, Job Loss Recovery Expert, was fired from her first professional job, and went on to have a very successful career which included being Vice President of a multi-billion dollar company.
I was laid off twice, and both of those job losses launched me into completely different careers. Fortunately! They led me to this job as Job-Hunt's owner and publisher, a job I love.
Regardless of how or why you lost your job, you have probably felt angry and disappointed, frustrated, even humiliated. Given what you've been through, those feelings are not inappropriate.
But, getting past those feelings and learning new strategies for coping and excelling will help you to be more successful in your next job search.
That's what this section of Job-Hunt is about. Moving on. Successfully. It's not impossible - millions have done it!
Since Job-Hunt's Job Loss Recovery Expert Nan S. Russell has spent a considerable amount of time "on the other side of the desk" (as the interviewer, hiring manager, and head of HR), you'll find her insights helpful to you.
Stay tuned, and read Nan's articles in this Guide to Job Loss Recovery to move on with your career. Remember, a career is a process, not a destination. Job loss won't end your career.
Losing a job may launch a new career for you or, at a minimum, a better job next time.
Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a recent Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Facebook, LinkedIn.