Being laid off from work is stressful. You were doing your job and invested time in the company. Then, one day they went in another direction or had to make budget cuts. Getting laid off is especially tough when you do not see it coming and did not have a backup plan.
It is not the end of the world. You will get through this tough time better than before.
Update your resume
While it is fresh in your mind start to update your resume with your prior job. At the same time, redo your professional resume with services like the ones at Find My Profession. Resumes used to require a boring template style, but this is the time to make yours fresh again.
Call those loan providers
Laid off from work means not being sure when the next steady paycheck will come in. Yes, you may have severance. Yet, if you have bank loans, car loans, etc. make a call to see if you can set up a payment plan, or better yet, get a forbearance (break in making payments). This is a good idea to protect your credit rating and cut down on your monthly bills.
Let the world know you are available!
Time to let the world know your job is a thing of the past. You are now available again! Update LinkedIn using these 19 essential LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers. Bury the negative emotions of being laid off. Let others know you are seeking employment with a positive attitude. No one hires people that need saving. People get hired when they are positive, confident, and ready to contribute.
It’s a new beginning!
The important thing to remember about being laid off from work is that it had little to do with you. You were not fired.
So, this is a chance for a new beginning! Yes, you do have to act fast to stay paid while you look for new employment. Maintain perspective and remember that all jobs, at some point, must end. Yours just happened to be a surprise ending. Regroup, mourn the loss, laugh about it, and move on.
By all means, this is not a reason to panic. Fear of loss is the enemy of progress. You want to start working again as soon as possible. So, you cannot be worried about things you cannot change.
See this as an invitation to do something bigger and better!
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