Getting laid off can be a very scary situation. Fear of what to do, finances, self-esteem and a host of other feelings. Getting laid off is not something many people plan for. But there are a few things you can do if you are a victim of a lay off. The first thing you should do is allow your self to actually feel badly about it. It is OK and you are not alone. It is very important to realize what happened, take stock of the situation and allow yourself to explore the many feelings you are having. This time of reflection will actually allow you to move forward.
One very important thing to do after being laid off is to get your finances in order. Taking care of any bills, credit card debt or other expenses will allow you to move on.
Now it is time to dust off your resume, establish your objectives and begin your job search.