Getting fired is an awful experience, but it's so often a golden opportunity for people who can pick themselves up and dust themselves off. That's especially true for people who are fired from jobs they were never well suited for. After all, treading water in a job you don't care for pretty well prevents you from swimming in a job you love.
The first steps after being fired are crucial. Here, career expert and U.S.News contributing editor Marty Nemko offers some advice on how to rebound.