7 tips for Coping with Job Loss (Phrasal Verbs related to Work/Business)

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Going through a layoff or other job loss is never a pleasant experience. Stress, confusion and even depression can result. Your confidence can drop, and your motivation to move on may be temporarily zapped. But keep things in perspective. Losing your job is a setback, to be sure, but there are proven strategies to make it through this tough transition. Coping with job loss can be much less difficult when you have a plan to bounce back:

1. Let yourself feel the job loss
2. Surround yourself with the right people
3. Re-evaluate your options
4. Catch up on career development
5. Keep in shape
6. Volunteer
7. Call on the professionals

All of these ideas cost little or no money and could pay off with a renewed outlook and a better position than the one you lost. Keep your chin up and your eyes open. Coping with job loss is difficult, but you never know what’s around the corner — it could be the job of your dreams.
  1. Thousands of employees lost their job because the company has   .

  2. One of the partners   the deal yesterday, causing problems to the company.

  3. Due to financial problems, the company plans to   100 employees.

  4. The CEO's decision to   from his position caused a huge problem in the company.

  5. The company has been struggling with money ever since the manager decided to   three of its branches.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you experienced losing a job?

  2. How did you deal with it?

  3. What do you think are reasons as to why an employee is fired?

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      • to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation or event
      • (ps/pp: coped): deal with problems and difficult situations and try to come up with solutions
      • (evaluated) to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way
      • a problem that makes progress more difficult or success less likely
      • (zapped) to attack, destroy, or kill (someone or something) quickly


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