What To Do When You Get Laid Off

The day you get laid off is a difficult one. It is full of confusion, wondering why and hurt feelings. In this day and age it is a fact that no job is safe especially in some industrial fields.

There are a few things to keep in mind if the day comes that you lose your job:

  • Take some time- to let it “sink in”, don’t make any moves yet just consider the situation
  • Look at your budget- or make one if you don’t already have one. Is there something you can cut back on? cable? less eating out? Maybe now is a good time to quit smoking.
  • Severance- If you got a payout consider carefully what you will do with it. Use for bill pay off? For everyday expenses? Make a plan.
  • Talk to family-let them know what’s happening. They may need reassurance, especially children.
  • make a plan- decide your next move. Do you get another job? Go back to school? or maybe self-employment is the answer.
  • don’t panic- You will get past this, it is just a temporary speed bump.
  • Resources- There is plenty of places to get assistance, government agencies are a great place to start. Look online for information on financial assistance, re-training, counselling and anything else you may need.
  • keep positive- Don’t lose trust in the work world. You may feel hurt and not want to “get back out there”. This happened, you will get past it and the next career move will be awesome.
  • Take a holiday- Maybe this isn’t all that bad. You may not get this chance again, this may be a great time to take a holiday, unwind then plan your next move.

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Please let me know your comments or questions. I am always available.

Cheers!

Bill

 

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