More than just the great Boston song, Don't Look Back holds a lot of meaning.
Say you just got fired/laid off/downsized, etc.
After the initial shock sets in, we get busy trying to find something to keep us busy - like full time work!
After a week or so, we generally commiserate with one of our fellow former employees. You know, share gripes, complaints, status, etc.
Outside of networking ("Hey Bob, how is your job search coming? I have been talking to Fulltimers, Inc; know anything about them?"), always limit your contact with former fellow employees.
That former employee may be a good friend and that is important, but if you are remaking and remarketing yourself, why are you maintaining the Old You?
Old coworkers and friends have a tendency to drag you back to where you came from. They rarely encourage you; rather they tend to dwell on what happened rather than why will happen.
After leaving my last place of work suddenly, I limited my contacts with former coworkers to the bare minimum. References, contact information, that sort of thing.
Move on. Let the past go and return when life has made a new you.
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