How to Recover After Being Fired

Getting the axe doesn’t mean the end of your career. Here’s how to pick yourself back up.

Businessman just fired from his job holding a carton box with his personal belongings
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Discover a new career path. Through your various activities during this period, you may stumble upon a job that gives you far greater satisfaction than your last one. Before his gig at ProLango, Anderson held managerial positions at Expedia and Microsoft. On the side, he was offering services as a career coach, which led him to fall in love with the practice. "I was helping computer systems be more efficient," he says. "And now I'm helping human beings be more efficient."