Greensboro, NC -- Joyce Richman sees people who lost their jobs every day. She says it's important to evaluate what happened. If your former employer is willing, talk to him or her about it. Then do some self-reflection. Figure out how you can make sure your next job is a better fit.
Also consider how you'll tell potential employers about why you left your last job. Richman says don't be defensive; do explain why this job will be a better fit for you.