I've been dismissed, what do I do now?



Being dismissed from your job can be a complicated and challenging experience. It is normal to feel sad, frustrated or anxious, but it is also an opportunity for a fresh start. At Axxon, we want to offer practical advice on how to deal with redundancy and face the future with determination and confidence.



What to do if you get fired?


Before making any decision, it is important to take time to process your feelings. A redundancy can be an emotionally charged time, and sharing your feelings with others can be an important part of the healing process.



However, it is also important to ensure that the dismissal has been carried out in accordance with the law and employee rights, and to be able to complain if, for example, certain requirements have not been met:



  • Notice: the number of days' notice a company is required to give in the event of dismissal, which may vary depending on the country and labour laws.


  • Severance pay: the final settlement that the company is obliged to pay you when you are dismissed. This may include outstanding salary and other items. It is important to check this document carefully to ensure that it is correctly calculated and includes all your entitlements.


  • Previous agreements: It is important to carefully review your contract of employment and any other pre-existing agreements with the company. This will allow you to ensure that all terms and conditions have been met.



If you are in any doubt about your rights or think there may be irregularities, it is advisable to seek legal advice. A lawyer specialising in employment law can guide you through your options and help you make the right decisions.



Should I start looking for a job right away?


While it is true that the job search process can be long and arduous, it is advisable to stop for a moment, review your personal situation and assess which path you want to take. It is therefore important to:



  • Assess your finances:Calculate your monthly expenses and examine any savings or emergency funds you may have. If necessary, draw up a budget to ensure you can meet your basic needs while you look for a new job.


  • Take advantage of unemployment benefits: Depending on how long you have been working, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits, which can provide financial support while you look for a new job.


  • Update your CV: Highlight your relevant skills, experience and achievements, both on paper and in your professional digital profiles. Get in touch with former colleagues and other professional contacts and let your network know that you are looking for a new job.


  • Explore career development opportunities: Consider taking courses or training to enhance your skills. If you have a particular area of interest that you would like to pursue further, this may be a good time to do so.


  • Visit job portals: Another very important aspect is to know which requirements and skills are most in demand in the job offers you are interested in. This will help you to strengthen your skills.



Remember that redundancy can be an unexpected twist in your career path, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and change. With the right preparation and a positive attitude, you can manage this transition and find new opportunities that will lead you to new career horizons - and you can start by seeing if any of the job opportunities available at Axxon are a good fit for you!



You have a new opportunity to focus on the future you want - take advantage of it!