A lot of people are getting laid off from their job position and it’s important to land on your feet as you make the transition with these steps.
- The first thing you should do is file for your unemployment benefits. Visit your state’s unemployment website for more information. In additional to receiving benefits, figure out if you will qualify for food stamps, housing assistance or other government aids.
- Make sure you have your health insurance. If not, stack up on your prescriptions and get generic drugs.
- Live frugal in the bad economy.
- Advertise yourself. Send out those resumes and make yourself stand out.
- Find a job. Now! Anywhere and everywhere. Post your resume at Monster, Indeed, Hot Jobs
- Don’t limit yourself from any opportunities because of your pride.
Now realize that there is plenty of competition for your respective job fields. Everyone is doing the same thing, handing in their resumes, networking with peers and lining up for job interviews.
Your job now is to keep moving and trying anything.
Remaining positive and doing little things throughout this bad economy even after a recent job lay off will help to get past those moments when you feel like a failure. Build those little successes into something large. If you are unable to get that job you want, then seek to volunteer or pick up a side job at a restaurant. The main point is to make everyday a successful and productive one. Unemployment benefits will last a couple of weeks but with a side job, you can continue to keep social with your environment. The last thing you want to do during a lay off is shun yourself from your friends and family. Being a hermit will not help you get to where you want to be. You might have feelings of embarrassment or feel like a failure because you lost a part of your identity. Now is the time to come to terms with this message.
Your job does not make you.
The majority of people will change jobs, 5 or 6 times, throughout their life. Redefine your own sense of worth and identity. Remember to keep active and remain social. And doing the little things will eventually build up.