Getting The Most Out Of Being Jobless

  • The Power Of Acceptance
    To begin with, acknowledge the fact that you don’t have a job at the moment. Half the battle is won when you stop fighting your feelings or resist them. There’s no shame in getting laid off or resigning from a job you despised. Even if you got fired for a legitimate reason or for a fault of yours, ‘accept it’. Contesting your feelings covertly will make matters worse and push you in a victim mode only to make you feel bad for yourself and your situation. Believe me, when I say this, no one likes a person who cries hoarse about how unfair life has been. This world was here first and it doesn’t owe you anything. Happiness won’t be given to you on a platter. You have to work hard to achieve it be it work, relationships or life in general.
  • Plan Of Action
    Get your space from family and friends to think about what needs to be done next. Take your time and give this a good thought. It doesn’t matter if days or weeks go by. Be in no rush whatsoever in getting back to work. You may feel disturbed about your situation but to be honest, these feelings are going to fade away soon. Deal with your emotions bravely and admit to the changes you need in life. When you think you’re ready to get into work mode, then have an open mind and get on with it. This will also be a good opportunity to look for other avenues or a new field you always wanted to explore. Go back to school if you haven’t finished your Degree or may be contemplate freelancing. There are umpteen options to choose from. All you’ve got to do is silence the noises in your head and let your heart and soul show you the way. You’ll definitely get a response from within.
  • Organizations That Value You
    You’ve worked enough for bad bosses who didn’t bother to appreciate the hard work you put in at the office. Don’t let history repeat itself. Look for companies that value its employees and who ensure they feel motivated to come to work. In fact, employers too are interested in candidates who are passionate about the organization rather than just looking forward to a fat paycheck. It seriously doesn’t matter if your curriculum vitae or cover letter stand out from the rest. With the global economy taking a hit and still trying to manage its footing, there are several out there competing for the same position. The 2009 recession made many lose their jobs and due to that, you have a tough competition and task ahead of you. Look for new skills that you can master and include them in your resume in order to add fresh selling points that can be easily highlighted.
  • Get Social-Networking
    Thanks to technology, the world is now a small place these days. Having social media accounts is essential as it can get you a job faster. Your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles will give Human Resources a tour of you as a person and the skills you bring to the table. So ensure all these accounts are nicely spruced up as well as optimized to make you shine in front of a potential employer. Google yourself and see what comes up. If you think your social media isn’t giving the world facts about who you are as a person, then work on them so that it resonates with your personality. Delete embarrassing pictures and eliminate unwanted profane posts and messages. You’d want to keep it decent and clean. Look for jobs that suit your skill-set. Upload your resume on job portals and let your friends and acquaintances know that you’re looking for a new job. Word of mouth is something that many disregard but letting people know about your job situation can actually work in your favour and land you the job of your dreams. So, keep your options open and above all, have a positive outlook.
Updated: March 3, 2019 — 5:29 am