Why You Should Tell Everyone You Lost Your Job

August 14, 2018

Career Advice

You got laid off. The last thing you want to do is shout it from the rooftops. You’re hurt and stressed out no doubt. But seriously, it’s time to push your feelings aside and tell everyone–and I mean everyone–that you lost your job. Huh?

Let’s be honest: if you’re unemployed, you need help. And your network can give that to you. Friends, family, and strangers that you meet at industry events or connect with online are all potential job leads. When it comes down to it, you’ll probably be surprised how many people want to help.

Don’t turn down any opportunities. And treat them with the same professional manner in which you would treat a job interview. Come up with a bit of a revised elevator pitch that focuses on what you want to do next. Briefly mention the fact that you got laid off, but then move on to bigger and better things.

What do you miss about your old position that you’d like to pursue in a new position? What don’t you miss that may inspire you to pursue a different path? Are you taking a class or reading a book that is expanding your potential? Create a story surrounding your journey, one that will inspire others to help you. And remember the golden rule: be sure to return the favor in the future.

Image via hedera.baltica/Flickr.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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