Unexpectedly losing your job is both a shock and a loss. Where do you start picking up the pieces? How do you muster up the confidence it takes to get yourself together and start a job search? Experts recommend taking the news in stages. Give yourself time to mourn the loss of your job and reflect on its meaning before tackling the search for a new one. Once you do that, you can start to reclaim your confidence, reach out to your network, rebuild, and launch a job search.