Yesterday you had a job and today you don’t have it anymore. This is a blow; however, you have to face it. It might be helpful that unemployment rate is growing all the time and you are not the only one. Still, it is very likely that you will have to stay in this situation for a period of time until you find a next working place. Again, with a current financial situation it may take some time. Thus, here are some tips how not to sink financially with what you have.
Unemployment benefits. Are really helpful – and now you have all the right to apply for them. Do it as soon as you were terminated. If the reason for letting go was economical – you must get unemployment benefits. This money are destined to help people who appear in similar situation; that is why it makes sense to apply for a benefit – if one is available for you.
Networking is your next best friend. Ask your friends, relatives and close and distant acquaintances – they might know about any job offerings available now. There is nothing wrong with making a post in all social networks, perhaps, someone will response positively or make a useful tip.
Don’t get negative. Be positive, no matter how hard it may be. Despairing won’t help in the first place; being proactive will be quite beneficial, on the other hand. Depression is not a really constructive choice of emotion for unemployment situation. It is better to look at your new state as on the possibility to review your life goals and interests – perhaps, it is for the best that you no longer do this job because you are actually tired of it and want to do something else instead. Be positive.
Take time to update your CV. Now that you are no longer in a hurry you can make a new CV for a new job or improve the one you have for the same position. Now that you have more time to think about what you want to do and also about the amount of your wages as well. It is one of the critical aspects, especially in the situation of financial crisis. It is very likely that employers won’t be very generous and perhaps, it makes sense not to be very demanding at first.
Reorganize your budget. Now that you don’t need to go to work every day, there is less need in spending time for gas/travel pass, lunch, coffee and other stuff you are used to in the course of your working day. It is yet another reason to have a better look at your life habits – perhaps, you will feel the need that some of the old ones were not so good.
Unemployment is not the end of life, it is usually the beginning of a new page, keep that in mind.