After you recover from the shock of receiving notice that you lost your job, you need to take action quickly.
If you want to get another job as soon as possible, it is important that you avoid wallowing in self-pity about losing your job and remind yourself about all of the reasons why you can get another job.
You might even be able to get a better job than your previous job. It is not over for you; as long as you have breath in your body you can get another job, or start your own business, and earn an income again.
You might feel like a failure due to losing your job, but you should not base your image solely on your employment status. You are not the first person to have lost your job and you won’t be the last person to lose a job.
Seek professional counseling and help if you are feeling depressed about your job loss. It is also useful to seek professional help for finding another job.
Employment agencies help unemployed people to find jobs and get back on their feet again. Contact your local job agencies and submit your resumes to them.
Many job agencies have staff members who sit down with job candidates and provide help and tips for updating their resumes and perfecting their job interviewing skills.
You can learn a lot of valuable career tips and information from using the services of a job recruitment agency.
When was the last time that you fixed up your resume? Now that you have time on your hands, you should spend your free time updating your resume according to the type of jobs that you will be applying for.
Structure different type of resume that you create based upon the job qualifications that are listed in the job ads you apply to. Cover letters should also be tailored according to the different jobs you apply to.
Don’t make the mistake of pinning your hopes on working at only one particular company and doing only one particular job. Apply to several different jobs and companies in case you do not get hired by the first company to which you apply.
Sometimes, the best jobs to work for are the ones that you create for yourself. If you are not having much luck finding another job, start thinking about starting a home-based business.
As a home-based business owner you will be able to work from the comfort of your own home, set your own work hours, and never have to worry about being fired by an employer again.
Working as a self-employed independent contractor will also help you to write off some of your household expenses like your mortgage payments and utility bills in your income tax filing.
You can work and earn money doing something you love to do. Business ownership also looks great on a resume if you decide that you want to go back to working for an employer again.
Don’t let pride prevent you from seeking help to find a new source of income. There is nothing shameful about losing a job, especially if you were laid off through no fault of your own.
Networking with other working professionals is another great way to meet people and share your desire to find work. Losing your job could have been the push you needed to step outside of your comfort zone and move your career in a different direction.
You now have the time to focus on yourself and plan how your career is going to help you to achieve your personal and professional goals.