Over the course of the past two months, I made several big mistakes that caused the company to lose money, and/or caused my boss unnecessary stress.
Today, I overheard from HR that I’m to be fired at the end of the week. Meaning I will be out of a job.
With this being my first and only job out of uni, I would have no references from anyone in the industry (since I’m getting fired from the only job I had). I originally got this job as a job placement through the school.
My entire uni program was specialized in this field, so I have no other experience.
Getting fired clearly is a red flag for any future potential employers, and with the current economy and the tough competition, there’s no way that I’m finding a job in the industry.
I feel that I’ve invested too much of my life in this industry to give up on it now, but I am clearly now stuck at this dead end.
How does anyone rebound from this? Does anyone have any similar experiences that they would be willing/able to share?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Here are what netizens think:
- I have been fired at least six times. I’m a better employee now. It’s not the end of the world.
- Life will go on. It’s just a job. If your next (potential) employer asks just tell the truth, that you’ve learned from your mistakes and he’ll benefit from the other guys misfortune.
- In some cases I was simply forthright and admitted my mistakes. I was prepared to discuss what I had learned from the experience. Sometimes that meant I had to accept a 90 day probation, but I could get the job.
- Anyway, my policy is to always lie about why I left the job. I think pretty much no employer is going to hire you after you were fired if they know about it. You have to be creative, but usually you can find some spin about why you left and just pray they are one of the many employers that is too lazy to check your references.