How to recover from a career setback

How to not derail your life or career in the face of failure

Experiencing a career setback - whether that's being fired, passed over for promotion, or having one of your key projects implode - can feel catastrophic. A large part of our identity is tied to our profession, so experiencing a setback can result in experiencing a loss of self-worth and heightened anxiety about the future.

However, people experience career setbacks all the time, what differs is how each person approaches it. You can choose to languish in despair for an interminable amount of time (and everyone is allowed their time to grieve) or you can try to become proactive, and see it as an opportunity for changing your life for the better.

Here, we run through a list of ways to approach a career setback which will ensure you emerge from it with renewed passion for life and your career.