Losing your job can be a demoralizing and scary experience. Unfortunately, with the economy not completely recovered, many people have found themselves out of a job. Luckily, US News has some tips to help you survive a period of unemployment and get a new position as quickly as possible.
you lose your job, take some time to focus on why. Were you let go
because you weren't working hard enough or being a team player? Or did
your company lay you off to save money? If you were let go because of
how you did at your job, think about what you could have done to be a
better team player and use that to help you do well at your next job.
If it was a layoff, concentrate on companies that are doing well
Next you'll want to file for unemployment to help you
make ends meet until you get another position. You should also see
whether you qualify for getting COBRA to continue your health insurance
that you had from your employer, or find your own individual plan.
look at your budget and cut out all unnecessary spending, then redo
your budget to adjust to your current circumstances, factoring in what
savings you have and what your unemployment is. Then you'll need to
look at other ways to save even more money. Call your cell phone and
other providers to see if you can get a discounted rate. If you're
renting an apartment, try to get a roommate or look for a cheaper
apartment. An apartment finder can help you with problems renting an apartment like not having a job.
your resume with your latest job, look back at your other jobs and make
sure you've highlighted the experience you earned at each position, and
proofread. Then make sure your social media profile is potential
employer safe, or just set it to private.
Finally, evaluate the
direction of your career and make a change if you want to. Make looking
for a position your full time job and network with others in your field
so you can be sure to hear about any openings first. Get a part-time
position if necessary and learn new skills that can help you get ahead.
Use the time you have between jobs wisely and you'll be back at work in