Here's What Not To Do If You Lose Your Job. ...

Here's What Not To Do If You Lose Your Job. ...

June 17, 2013

Have you recently lost your job? Do you have a feeling you might lose your job in the near future?

If so, AOL Jobs has compiled a list of nine things NOT to do when you lose your job.

1. Don't blame anyone publicly -- pointing the finger will reflect poorly on you.

2. Don't burn bridges -- take the high road, not matter the previous work situation.

3. Don't be a bitter job seeker -- your previous employment situation is not the problem of a potential future employee.

4. Don't spread the word you were let go due to your age -- leave age out of any work-related conversations.

5. Be prepared for the job hunt -- get your resume, online profile and your job-seeking pitch ready because you never know when an opportunity will present itself.

6. Don't tell everyone you are looking for a new job -- dial in the focus when it comes to your networking efforts.

7. Utilize online tools to expand your network and show expertise -- build your online presence and utilize social networking in order to find people who might be able to refer your for opportunities.

8. Don't concentrate all your job-seeking efforts online -- yes the web is an important job-seeking tool, but be sure to make online applications only a part of your efforts.

9. Think about the upside -- is this your chance to try something new? Maybe there is a silver lining to losing your job.

Want more job-seeking tips?

U.S. News: The 9 Best Job-Seeking Tips from Staffing Leaders

Forbes: 10 Unconventional (But Very Effective) Tips For Job Seekers

AOL Jobs: 8 New Ways to Look For A Job

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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