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OK, so being fired is one of the things we fear most in life – but it's not the end of the world.

In most cases, it's a chance to rethink the road you want to take in your career, and sort out your priorities.

Career consultant, Sherridan Hughes, spoke to Marie Claire about what to expect and how to come out on the brighter side of being sacked.

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Start asking yourself questions

Sherridan first urges you to ask the question 'was it really my fault?'

"Was there something else going on e.g. cutbacks were necessary, or perhaps you were simply made the scapegoat for someone else’s failings?"

However, if you honestly feel like you just weren't up for the job, then comes the tough questions.

"What were you weak at? What did you do less well? Could you have asked for help sooner?

"Could you have asked for training, researched online or put yourself through a course? Is that worth doing now?" 

Asking yourself these questions will help you figure out whether you want to go back into the same type of work, or look into a different area.

We all know that even if we love our jobs, sometimes going into the office can be an absolute drag.

However, that's completely different from dreading the work you do everyday, which brings Sherridan to her next question – "Were you even right for the job?

"Did you enjoy the work and feel that it was playing to your strengths or did you feel out of your depth and stressed, or alternatively, bored and demotivated?"

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Now it's time to think positive

If the job wasn't suited to you, or you felt out of your depth, then it's probably best that you are out.

Think of this as your lucky escape and your chance to find something better suited to you.

"Do not be ashamed or embarrassed. It’s best to make light of it and try to laugh it off with friends and family.

"No one is allowed to give a bad reference; they should just write ‘ this person was employed as X from X to Y dates'.

"Let go of resentment and bitterness because it will eat you up and you do not want them to have beaten you. Determine to show them what they have lost!"

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Be prepared for the next job you walk into

First of all, don't doubt yourself. Once you've thought everything through and know what your next step is, don't be shy when applying for new jobs.

But Sherridan warns that you might have to put a spin on it when being interviewed for another role.

"You cannot admit that you were fired because few employers will want to risk giving you a try, even if appreciating your honesty. 

"Try to think of a reason why you have left (perhaps with no job to go to). If you change location, role, organisation or career, this should be easier to explain."

So, instead of saying out straight that you were fired, you could say that you had aspirations for a new, better suited role.

"You could also complete a project or take a gap activity to cover your tracks," Sherridan explains.

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Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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If the latest reports are to be believed, Chloe Ferry is no longer a member of the Geordie Shore family, after being fired for attacking a co-star.

According to The Sun, the 21-year-old was “axed” from the infamous reality show on Sunday night for lashing out at her new co-star after seeing Zahida holding hands with her former lover Marty McKenna.

A source told the site:  “Chloe was completely mortal. She kicked off in the club after seeing Marty holding hands with Zahida.  She was totally rage.”

And today, the reality star finally took to social media, and shared quite a strange post considering the rumours surrounding her.

Chloe posted a selfie to promote fake lashes and simply wrote, "Lash EDEN."

And her fans were quick to comment, with one follower writing, "have you been sacked from Geordie Shore pet? If so I'll stop watching," and another saying, "It won't be the same without you."

We're guessing we're going to have to wait until Geordie Shore comes out to see what actually happened.

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Pretty much from day one, Farrah Abraham has been the reality star everyone loves to hate.

But now it seems it's reached a point that Teen Mom fans want her completely off the show.

A petition on Change.org which calls for Farrah to be fired from the series has now reached a total of 75,000 signatures.

 

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According to the show's fans, Farrah is ruining the series they once loved. 

Written at the top of the heavily-signed petition is: "The purpose of this letter is not to 'slutshame' Farrah but to fish our beloved show out of the toilet before it's too late.

"We the fans will not accept yet another transparent 'intervention check-up hour' with Dr. Drew for Farrah – been there done that.

 

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"It accomplishes nothing and does not address the real issue: We want her gone. Not all drama is 'good drama' and continuing to have Farrah on this show is incredibly inappropriate to the tone as well as the message of this show.

"The fans are loyal and the other three girls can easily carry the series without compromising MTV's original commitment to create a show that facilitates community, respect, education and support for young mothers."

 

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It continues: "#FireFarrah Abraham and restore integrity to Teen Mom."

Wow. Whoever made that petition is not messing around.

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Johnny Depp is a movie star that completely captivates his audiences. No matter what role he plays, it's clear he puts in every effort for it to be great. 

That's why it's so surprising to find out that Johnny nearly didn't get the chance to bring one of his most famous characters, Captain Jack Sparrow, to life. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean character might not have made it on to the big screen as Disney executives didn't love his acting choices and wanted to get rid of the star.

One of Disney's former head execs, Michael Eisner was apparently not pleased and according to Johnny, said, "Johnny Depp's ruining the film!"

Speaking to Moviefone, he then continued: "They wanted to fire me. I fully expected to be fired, and I got a call from the upper echelon at Disney who were courageous enough to ask me, 'What the f**k  are you doing?'"

Mr Depp's eccentric portrayal of Captain Jack has since become one of the most famous movie roles of all time (not to mention the inspiration of countless fancy-dress costumes), but it seriously concerned those financing the film at the start. 

"The questions came up, 'Is the performance drunk? Is it gay?' All I could say was – 'cause they set me up with a great line – I said, 'Well don't you know all my characters are gay?'" he laughed. "They were actually gonna put subtitles under my character, they couldn't understand Captain Jack."

The Disney execs finally relented and allowed Johnny to go ahead with the role, and the rest, as they say, is cinematic history. Here's hoping he can still make movie magic with the next instalment of the series, due out 2017. 

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Helen Pearson was caught three times over the legal alcohol limit when she was pulled over for drink driving on a busy motorway.

The 55-year-old actress who is most popular as Frankie Osborne on Hollyoaks pled guilty to the charges. She was also found to be driving without insurance.

Helen, who has also appeared on Emmerdale and EastEnders was given a 26-month ban from driving as well as having to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Ms Pearson has also been fined €720 for the insurance offence, €122 for costs, €215 for court criminal charges and €86 as a victim surcharge.

This is the second incident of high drama for the show in two weeks as it was recently announced that Stephanie Davis was being fired from Hollyoaks. While the reason behind her departure is not totally clear, it has been reported that she was causing trouble on set for months before she was let go.

Although, Ms Davis tweeted saying, “I have no problems don’t believe everything you read. I’m staying quiet and rising above it. I know what’s true and what’s not. I’m all good xx.”

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Naya Rivera has been fired from Glee following a feud with Lea Michele!

Not only has the actress recently split with her fiancé, Big Sean , now it looks like she is out of a job too.

Insiders say that FOX have now decided to write Naya out of Glee’s fifth season finale following her feud with Lea.

The revelation comes just weeks after a row was reported on the set of Glee between the two, with Lea storming off set.

Sources say that Naya was “jealous” of Lea’s position as “the show’s main star.”

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Winner of  the 2012 X-Factor James Arthur has reportedly been fired by Syco Records boss Simon Cowell. 

It seems James has pushed things too far with his latest lyrics, which make a reference to a terrorist act, and Simon is said to have lost patience with the Impossible singer.

In mixtape track Follow The Leader James raps, “Look at what you do to me, I’m crying over stupid s***, you’re such a f***ing homophobe, wish I’d never let you in, to think that I was thinking maybe I should let you live, I’m gonna blow up your family like I’m a terrorist.”

James has already taken to Twitter to defend the lyrics, saying they are actually taken from a letter from a “demented fan”.

“The song “follow the leader” from the mixtape is not promoting terrorism, it’s a story, a reciting of a Stan Esc letter from a demented fan,” he tweeted.

But boss man Simon is said to be done giving the X-Factor star any more chances and has called time on his record deal.

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