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By Nick Corcodilos

You've heard the conventional wisdom: it's easier to win a new job if you already have a job. In other words, a person who is employed is viewed as more desirable than someone who is unemployed. And the terrifying corollary: If you've been fired, forget it. You're mud.

My advice: don't sweat it. As long as you know you're a good worker, that your skills are solid, that you work with intelligence and enthusiasm, and that you're pursuing the right new job for the right reasons, you can get over the "I was fired" hump.

Getting fired stimulates a lot of emotions that can leave you wasted in an interview. So, it's important to consider what it really means to be among the "fired" in today's business world...

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