Fired To Hired: 8 Steps To Get You Back To Work
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Fired To Hired: 8 Steps To Get You Back To Work

The Must-Have Guide To Landing A Job After You've Been Terminated
4.1 (27 ratings)
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Created by J.T. O'Donnell
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a clear plan for getting a new job after being fired.
  • Confidently build a response to the question, "Why were you let go?"
  • Focus on the future so you can put this challenging experience behind you!
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  • You don't need to know anything prior to this course. You just need to be ready to deal with what happened so you can move on, get a great new job, and put the experience behind you!

If you're considering this course, then you're one of millions of professionals who has experienced the confidence crushing experience of being fired.

FACT: Studies show it's harder to get a job when you are unemployed. Especially, when you've been fired. And, the longer you remain unemployed, the more challenging it is to get hired at the level you were at previously.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How getting fired impacts your ability to job search effectively.
  • Why you need to get very specific with your ex-employer on their reference policies.
  • How to to properly answer the question, "Why were you let go?"
  • Tips for finding employers that will be willing to consider you for hire.
  • The must-do steps to help you put this challenging career experience behind you.

Why this course? 

Author, J.T. O'Donnell is a career expert with more than 15+ years experience coaching professionals through the devastating effects of being fired. She has coached thousands of professionals on the 8-step process she has defined here, helping them to get past this negative experience so they can get their career confidence back.

Don't let getting fired ruin your life! Instead, invest in yourself and your future and take this course so you can get back to work, move on with your life, and find the career success and satisfaction you want and deserve!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone that has been fired, laid-off, or terminated. It's also good for people that are on performance plans or are anticipating a potential firing or layoff.
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Curriculum For This Course
Section I
3 Lectures 04:58

Have you been fired? Terminated? Laid-off? Let go? When you lose your job, it takes a toll on your career confidence. See why you should take this course to help you move forward and find a new job faster.

Preview 01:49

Getting let go means different things, depending upon the specifics around your situation. It's important you understand the differences so you can act accordingly and customize your job search to deal with what has happened.

Preview 01:28

Any time we are let go, it creates a set of powerful emotions. It's okay to feel sad and angry. HOWEVER, you should be very, VERY careful in how you deal with this in front of friends, family, and colleagues. Here's why...

Preview 01:41
Section II
10 Lectures 25:54

It's important that you tie up any loose ends related to your termination so you can close this employment chapter. There are several key factors to consider when ending a relationship with an employer.

Step 1: Tie Up Loose Ends

Even if the termination is the employer's fault, you need to take some form of ownership with respect to what happened. Why? Future employers believe that both sides need to take some blame for a relationship gone bad. Get clear on your accountability so you can convince employers you are ready to move on.

Preview 03:20

How well you answer the question, "Why were you let go?" will determine if you get the job. Learn the steps you need to take to craft an answer that will satisfy hiring managers.

Step 3: Craft Your Answer To, "Why Were You Let Go?"

To balance out the negative aspect of your termination, you will need a list of character references who will speak to your abilities. The more, the better. Here's why...

Preview 03:10

To find a new job faster, you will need a list of 10-20 employers who not only hire your skill set, but also provide a product or service you admire and respect. It's this combination that can help you stand out and get hired, in spite of you being let go from your last position.

Step 5: Create An Interview Bucket List

Getting some time of job to help minimize the financial impact of being unemployed is important. But, getting a part-time job will also help you prove you're a hard work AND that you are employable.

Step 6: Get A Part-Time Job

Negative Self-Talk (NST) is the single biggest career confidence killer. You need these two tools to help you fight it so you can stay positive and get hired.

Step 7: Keep The NST In Check

Friends and family can't be objective supporters of your situation. It's not fair to put that pressure on them either. It's better to get an objective professional to guide you through this experience. Here's why...

Step 8: Secure A Mentor

Don't let this professional setback define you. Listen to J.T. explain why you need to leverage the power of the experience...

Preview 01:15

Your Next Steps
Section III
2 Lectures 04:47

Some added tips for when you have felony on your record holding you back from getting hired.

BONUS: When You Have A Felony Record

If you've ever wondered if  former employers are conspiring against you so you can't get hired, this is what you need to do...

BONUS: When You Think You're Being Blacklisted
About the Instructor
J.T. O'Donnell
4.2 Average rating
322 Reviews
1,088 Students
3 Courses
Career Expert. I Will Give You More Career Confidence...

I have 15+ years experience coaching individuals on a wide variety of job search and career development topics. As a top 25 LinkedIn Influencer, I have over 1,000,000 followers to whom I provide advice. I'm also a columnist for Inc and Fast Company magazines. I love to help people (like you!), improve their career confidence by providing expert training, inside tips, tools and resources that will get you results you've never gotten before. My company, CareerHMO, is an online career health and wellness center that provides real-time career coaching and a private community to professionals looking to get more out of their careers.

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