What should you do after a Job Loss? The loss of a job can cause
feelings that are similar to what one feels after the death of a loved one.
You may go through several stages, from initial shock to acceptance. It is important
to maintain a positive attitude as you deal with your situation. Don't dwell
on the past and don't get caught up in your emotions. Do research on ways
to deal with all aspects of Job Loss. Then make a plan and work it steadily!
This web page is a resource to help you begin your research
on all aspects of Job Loss. Further down on this page, we present an
article called, "Out of a Job - What Next?" The article describes what
one man did to cope with Job Loss. Read the article and learn
how to deal with the feelings that you may be having. Discover helpful tips
to help you move forward.
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NEFE.org, Job Loss
A three-page article on all aspects of what can result after a job
a Job Loss
A listing of links to articles on all aspects of Job Loss, from The
Wall Street Journal Executive Career site.
Advice for the Jobless
Another list of links to articles on all aspects of Job Loss, from this
popular job-hunting site.
An online forum where people can communicate with others who have also
been through a Job Loss.
our exclusive Feature Article:
Out of a Job - What Next?
Okay, it finally happened. Your employer downsized or went out of business. All you
have to show for a decade's worth of faithful service are a couple of boxes of pictures
and office knickknacks. You still have one more paycheck due, so you know you can
pay the bills this month. But what about next month?
Most of us will find ourselves out of work at one time or another. Sometimes we see
it coming. At other times, it appears to come from nowhere. If we have planned well,
we have resources at hand to get us through the several months it may take to find
a job we really enjoy and can see ourselves doing for several years. The problem is
that most of us do not plan.
I worked in two different industries and experienced layoffs in both with little or
no warning. I learned these simple life lessons that helped me cope with my situation
and ultimately get back on my feet.
1. You are not your job. Drawing too much of your self worth from
your career can make losing your job a real kick in the gut. You may find that you
question how good a friend/parent/neighbor you really are. One word: don't. There
is much more to you than where you worked and what you did for a living. Realize that
you are still a person with hopes, dreams, talents, and there are people around who
think you are mighty terrific, even if your employment status is reversed at the moment.
See yourself as your loved ones see you and stop thinking that the loss of your job
makes you somehow inadequate.
2. Find something now. If you have no savings and it is going to
be a month before your unemployment compensation kicks in, you need money to pay the
bills right this minute. There is nothing that says you can't find something part
time while you look for full time work. Get to a local employment agency and pick
up something that you can do in the evenings and still look for work during the day.
And don't discount the possibility that you could be placed with a company who will
later approach you and the agency about offering you a full time position.
3. Realize that you are starting over. Nobody ever guaranteed we
would jump from one dream job to another. Nor are there any promises that you will
use the same exact skill set. When I moved from the textile industry to the telecommunications
industry, my first job was entry level - a teleconference operator. I barely made
above minimum wage my first two months and some weeks I did not work more than 28
hours (fortunately, I still had my part-time night job!). It was tough, but I liked
the work and soon I was being trained in other facets of the company's business and
operations. By the time I had been with the company for six months, I was a full-time
salaried employee and heading up our newly reorganized Customer Relations department.
I would have missed out on a lot of good stuff had I looked at my initial pay and
decided it was not good enough.
4. Cut Expenses. Most of us have all sorts of little ways to cut
expenses when we must. Drink more water and less soda and beer. Realize that it is
okay to have macaroni and cheese as an entrée now and then. Grab a basket and ride
your bike to the supermarket that is only a mile away instead of cranking up the car
and driving across town to save five cents on a can of green beans. Believe it or
not, you can live without two hundred channels, so put the cable on ice until things
are better. When you emerge from this period of restructuring, you may be amazed at
how much you don't miss and can be perfectly happy without.
5. Above all, don't give up. As tempting as it may be to let your
troubles get you down, don't allow your focus to stray from your goals. When you feel
the walls closing in, seek out a friend or loved one and let them know up front that
you need to vent. Really, they will understand and will most likely remind you how
much you mean to them. Best of all, you will have let off a little steam and will
be ready to stand up again and keep moving forward.
What a world we would have if all of us had the foresight to plan ahead for such a
rainy day. Unfortunately, few of us do. While failing to plan for the possible loss
of a job does lead to frightful and uncertain days once the axe has fallen, it need
not be the end of all that is good and true. Stand up, fight, and appreciate all that
you do have. Chances are, the time will come when you find yourself in the better
circumstances that you knew before.
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