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I’m 26 and just got fired for the first time... I feel embarrassed and so lost right now. Any advice/words of encouragement? :/

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This is tough and I am sorry. I was in the same boat not long ago. Ideally, you got some severance so take a week or 2 off to collect your thoughts. Maybe not right away but I’d recommend opening up to s/o, parents, siblings, friends or whoever you are closest with. Then decide what’s best for you - staying in the same field, transitioning to a new area or doing something else entirely like going back to school. Hopefully, you have a nice savings cushion to soften the blow (severance only goes so far). Good luck and you got this!

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Were you fired or let go? And if fired.. take a moment to feel sorry for yourself and then just move on. You have to decide to just keep trucking. Figure out what you could have done different and realize it was a learning experience. It’ll make you stronger for the next job but only if you work on it and learn from what happened.

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Learn from your mistakes and improve on them, that’s all you can do. Don’t let your pride in regards to your embarrassment with your friends or former coworkers get to you. Status is far too important in finance, and like usual, it just makes people more miserable than they would be if they had a better perspective. Good luck.

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