When you hear the three dreaded words, “you’re fired,” all sorts of emotions can go through your head. Shock. Disbelief. Panic. But, if you’re one of the many American workers who have been laid off in recent years, don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, layoffs are now a common occurrence in today’s economy, so here are some tips to help you get through this tough time. Keep reading for more information on what to do when you’ve just been laid off from your job.
Losing your job can be a really tough experience. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Here are a few things you can do to recover from being laid off:
– First, take some time to grieve. This is a big loss, and it’s important to give yourself time to process it.
– Second, capitalize on your next income sources such as your side hustles. If you have a side business, now is the time to put all your energy into growing your side hustle into a full fledge business.
– Third, if you don’t have a side hustle, start exploring side hustles like being an Uber driver, Lyft driver, Uber food delivery, Uber package delivery, Amazon Flex, Roadie App, start a consulting business
or start a service business online. The possibilities are endless! Get started now! It is a way to bring funds into your household while you find another job.
– Fourth, update your resume and start applying for jobs. Even if you don’t get the first job you apply for, keep at it. If you need help with your resume(s), click here for learn more.
– Fifth, be transparent with your employment gaps on your resume and in your interviews. Be ready to respond with how productive you have been during those gaps.
– Sixth, each out to your network. Let people know you’re looking for work and see if they have any leads.
– Seventh, use this as an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. There are plenty of online courses you can take to make yourself more marketable.
– Finally, try to stay positive. Losing your job can be a big setback, but it doesn’t have to define you or your career. You’ll bounce back in no time.
It’s not easy being laid off, but it is possible to bounce back. You’re not alone in this process and there are plenty of resources available to help you get through it. I’m here to support you and would be happy to chat with you further about your specific situation. Reach out to me anytime by clicking here.
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