Things to Do When You Get Laid Off

Business - Jobs and Employment
By: 4dogday    
04-Oct-2013

Introduction:Being laid off or having your job position eliminated can be devastating not only to your wallet but also to your ego.

  • 01

    Sign Up For Unemployment

    It varies from state to state but often times you can draw unemployment even if you receive a severance package. Your human resource manager should tell you at the time they let you go whether you can sign up for unemployment. Sign up immediately because there is normally a waiting period of at least a week.

  • 02

    Keep a Record of Your Job Searches

    If you do get unemployment, you will have to report all of your job searches. You should receive something in mail that tells you this, but even before that, just write down what jobs you have applied for in a notebook and keep it in one place.

  • 03

    Embrace the Change

    Even though losing your job is a shock, take a step back and see the big picture. Changes can be scary but change also allows us to grow. Keep a positive attitude that this is for the best.

  • 04

    Update Your Resume

    Pull out your resume, dust it off and update any changes that need to be made. If it has been a while since your resume has been updated, look online for examples of modern resumes.

  • 05

    Sign Up With Employment Agencies

    These days, most employers advertise online in some way. Sign up with Monster.com, Linkedin.com, or careerbuilder.com. Fill out the profile and upload your resume. Another to search for jobs is Craigslist. Most of the job listings on Craigslist are legitimate but do use caution.




Final Thoughts

Job hunting is never easy and can often be frustrating. Try to have a routine each day and set goals for yourself. Do not give up!




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