If you lost your job due to COVID and have been dealing with the unemployment process it can be incredibly draining. You continue to wait and hope without any answers of when or if that unemployment money will come. You might be asking yourself, should I step away from the unemployment process? Here are somethings that you need to know!
If you are stressed financially and waiting to pay for critical things such as a house payment, rent, etc. and are finding yourself falling behind it is important to not place all of your hope on the arrival of unemployment benefits. Even those who are eligible unfortunately suffer long wait times for their money to arrive. While the funds may come, you may be doing more harm than good waiting for them without any source of income.
The unemployment process was never ideal in the best of times and now today during COVID with so many out of work the process is more difficult and frustrating than ever before. Sitting and waiting without answers is sending many individuals into debt or into worse case scenarios such as losing their homes. Take an hour each day to search for jobs. Update your resume and get back out there! Here are some wonderful resume tips to help make yours stand out!
Many individuals have stopped searching for work and are continuing to wait for unemployment to come in. However, you can look for work, land a job, and then still collect what was originally owed to you. You will not miss out, so make sure to continue to file for unemployment for the weeks you were without work and also apply for jobs. Again, no one can say for sure how long the funds will take to arrive so it’s best to be prepared with a backup means of income. This will also help prevent any large debts from worsening over time. If you have unemployment concerns make sure to pay a visit to the unemployment resource center here on Jobcase!
The longer you go without work the larger the gaps will grow on your #resume and the harder it will be to land a job. Remember that you are always more desirable to employers when you have a job versus when you are without one for a long period of time. Consider taking a part-time job, for now, to help you financially as well as on paper while you secure something more long term. Check out these gig opportunities to get started working right away.