Updated: May 15
Losing your job can take a huge hit on your morale and future career plans. Right now more than ever it is crucial to take steps to ensure that you’re continuing to progress in your career path. Read some pointers below to help you do just that.
First and foremost continue to be optimistic.
Do not lose hope in your future dreams in light of economic uncertainties. In most cases, failure is an indicator of growth and can be a great opportunity to learn from your mistakes and become a better version of yourself.
Begin to search for new jobs
Craft yourself a great resume using some of the following resources’ strong points and directions. If you already have a resume ensure it follows the guidelines in the following websites to make sure your resume stands out.
Start researching existing jobs in your career field to see what fits your current skills best. Take into account what you were missing from past jobs/employers and what you would like to see in your future jobs/employers. Make sure to check the company’s history, environment, culture, and mission statement to ensure a pleasant tenure. Another very important point, make sure the specific job requirements are met (age, certifications, degrees, etc.) so that the chance of receiving a call back is much higher.
Sites that are great for job hunting include but are not limited to:
Apply for new jobs
Start applying to each and every job you are interested in to ensure maximum return on your application time investment. Use the resume you developed in Step 2, to apply to these jobs and make sure that your application answers are tailored to the job’s requirements so that companies can set you apart from other applicants.
Use the time you have off to learn hard skills in your career field. Learning new skills can always put you above other applicants in any field. Learning hard skills can also help you become more efficient when completing tasks and think outside the box when problems arise in your daily life.
Improving your soft skills can also help with networking which can, in turn, help you move up in your workplace and cultivate valuable relationships that can be very crucial to your success.
Think about creating passive income. The best way to survive a harsh jobless environment is to create passive income through real estate, dividends, IRAs, ETFs, etc.