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“Suddenly” losing a source of income can be very unsettling.
Just when it seems all is well, the reality of uncertainty can appear as swiftly as the mysterious music of the Ice Cream Man as his truck rounds the corner.
Disbelief can turn thoughts into self-pity as belief in the ability to provide for the ones who count on us disappears.
There are productive steps that can be taken to navigate the situation:
Losing a job can be emotionally taxing, so allow yourself some time to process your feelings and adjust to the situation. It's normal to feel shocked, angry, or disappointed, but try to maintain a positive mindset moving forward.
Review your termination details: Understand the reasons behind your termination and review any documentation related to it. This information can be useful for future job applications and legal purposes, if necessary.
Assess your financial situation: Evaluate your finances to determine how long you can sustain yourself without a steady income. Create a budget to manage your expenses effectively during this transitional period.
Check your employment benefits: Review your employee benefits, such as severance pay, unused vacation days, or any other entitlements you may have. Familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions surrounding these benefits and ensure you receive what you're entitled to.
File for unemployment benefits: If you're eligible, file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. These benefits can provide temporary financial assistance while you search for a new job. Contact your local unemployment office or visit their website for guidance on the application process.
Update your resume and online presence: Polish your resume to reflect your most recent experience and accomplishments. Update your LinkedIn profile and other professional networking platforms to showcase your skills and availability for new opportunities.
Network and seek support: Reach out to your professional contacts, colleagues, and friends to let them know about your job search. Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and engage in networking activities to expand your connections and potentially discover job leads.
Explore career options: Take this opportunity to assess your career goals, interests, and skills. Research different industries and job prospects to identify potential career paths that align with your aspirations. Consider acquiring new skills or certifications that could enhance your marketability.
Job search and apply strategically: Start searching for job openings through online job boards like Jobcase, company websites, and professional networks. Tailor your applications to highlight relevant experience and skills for each position. Leverage your network for referrals and keep track of your applications to follow up as needed.
Consider freelance or temporary work: If finding a full-time job takes time, consider taking up freelance work or temporary assignments. These opportunities can help you stay financially afloat and build valuable experience while you continue your job search.
Take care of yourself: Job loss can be stressful, so prioritize self-care. Maintain a healthy routine, engage in activities you enjoy, exercise regularly, and seek support from family and friends. Taking care of your well-being will help you stay positive and motivated during this transition.
Remember, losing a job can happen to anyone, and it's an opportunity for growth and new beginnings. Stay resilient, remain proactive, and keep a positive mindset as you navigate this challenging period. You are not alone. Best of luck in your job search!
To all the felons out there who are feeling discouraged and disheartened by the challenges of finding a job, please don’t give up.
Although the road may seem daunting and filled with obstacles, it's crucial to remember that setbacks are not synonymous with failure. Instead, view them as stepping stones towards a brighter future.
Our past does not define our entire story; it is merely a chapter in our lives. Embrace the power of resilience and perseverance, for they are the qualities that will carry us forward.
Seek out organizations and programs dedicated to assisting individuals with criminal backgrounds in their job search.
Enhance your skills, pursue education, and utilize every opportunity to showcase your potential.
Remember, everyone deserves a second chance, and with determination and a positive mindset, we can overcome the odds.
Stay strong, believe in yourself, and keep striving for success because your journey is far from over.
How to Prepare for a Job Interview:
Preparing for a job interview is crucial to making a good impression and landing the job. Here are a few tips to help you prepare:
• Research the company and the position • Practice answering common interview questions • Dress professionally • Bring copies of your resume and a pen and paper to take notes • Arrive early to allow time for unexpected delays
As the year 2022 draws to a close, many of us are thinking of 2023, and making plans to make it a great year, much better than the last. We just know this will be our year. With that attitude, we may just be right. I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution in quite some time because when I used to I never followed through with any of the changes on my list. I got to the point that I thought what is the point in setting myself up for failure and letting myself down. After all, they say history repeats itself. But what if we commit to a resolution or two that we feel are actually doable? I know with me it was always those far-fetched fantasy changes that I would visualize in my mind that set me in a light of awedome, which may not even be a word, but it sure was an angelic light I could see myself basked within. I would notice my back getting perfectly straight with my ears above my shoulders, while my chest imitated the look of a fresh set of fifty push-ups, as I would share with those I came into contact with the next year’s plans to become what would take anyone else ten years to accomplish. As February made me shiver and delayed the 12 month journey to perfection, the dampness of the spring made me wait until June, but the heat was starting to get intense, and I knew it be best to wait until September when the beauty of fall would create an adrenaline rush strong enough to cover what was neglected in the previous months, but as October rolled out with shorter nights, I knew I still had a chance if I took off before the Christmas lights. Without remembering all I set out to do, I found myself once again at my desk penning a much more unattainable list. Yes, my intentions were pure, and I have found as I count the years, I am capable of anything on the written page; I can be ten feet tall with no struggles at all, but when it came to action, being a doer, I was only fooling myself when I’d write: exercise more, stop smoking, eat healthy every day, drink more water, volunteer more, learn a new language, sponsor a child in a third-world country, get more sleep, learn to play an instrument, get another degree and save more money. It wasn’t until I looked into the mirror that it donned on me, that the light came on in my mind, that I understood what those looks from others meant as they listened to my lunacy. Were my year after year failures due to my not being held accountable? Or was there some insecurity that caused me to prove to the world I can do it? I’m not sure, but I still have a few days to ponder that and decide if I shall embark again, after lying dormant for years, on yet another string of promises to myself. I know I will, but this time it will be a tiny short list that I without a doubt know will be attainable, if…. And only if… I become a doer….. What about you? What will be your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you feel an accountability partner could be the thing that drives you toward completion? I am available for accountability. There is five days, counting today, until another New Year, a new beginning. I will make a list of five doable resolutions, one each day, beginning today, starting right now. Before the clock strikes midnight on the very last day of 2022, I will pick two from my list of five, the two that mean the most to me, and I will believe for the first time in my life, I have the discipline, drive, and accountability to succeed. And to whomever “They” are, the ones that say history repeats itself, I say to them now, “Not this time, buddy, not this year...” My first New Year’s Resolution for 2023, is to write 300 pages of a book by the end of the year. It seems doable to me, simple really; it’s less than a page a day... What will be the first on your list?……. #NewYear #Resolution #Promise #Improvement #Success #Confidence #Accomplishment #2023
Good morning good people... Have you ever wondered who gets to name things? Have you ever thought about who made the decisions that put things in order? Have you ever been faced with rules that you don’t agree with, but you really don’t question it further than that? Have you ever been sitting alone and think, “Why me?” Nothing has been going right and you just can’t understand why life isn’t fair when you believe you have been doing everything the right way. You follow all the rules of society, yet still you seem to be getting nowhere. You sit and search for answers within yourself as to why people don’t treat you as you treat them. As you sit there, you become mentally exhausted and your head drops down into your hands because you seem unable to make sense of any area of anything that’s going on right now. “What am I doing wrong?” you ask yourself over and over and over. I’m sure all of us go through something similar to this from time to time. For some of us, it’s nothing more than a passing through the vastness of our millions of racing and tumbling thoughts each day, and it has no disruption in what our focus is directed towards. There are others who are easily able to figure out that all things don’t need to to be figured out, and we say, “It is what it is.” We believe there are limits to what’s available to us and how far we can travel on our path of success. We settle and convince ourselves we are content, semi-satisfied, and perhaps even happy. And if we aren’t, it’s okay because we don’t have to be. We know it could be a lot worse. We have had much worse situations and made it through, so that is good enough. We look into the mirror, force a smile, and mumble, “This is my lot in life…? (TO BE CONTINUED...) #success #content #happiness #career #confidence If you are looking for a new opportunity, you can find them right here on Jobcase. Take a look here.
When I was a Store Manager, I look to hire applicants that had a positive attitude,energy and open to learn.
Ponder over this tweet from Bruce Nordstrom "We hire nice people and teach them to sell, but we can't hire sales people and teach them to be NICE"
My best interviews have been the ones I’ve been the most confident in, whether or not I knew everything about the position I was interviewing for. Preparing yourself by understanding the company and the position is only part of the process. Sell yourself with the confidence you exude! The confidence in who you are as a person, as well as what you know and what you can do and maybe even what you can and want to learn. A personal pep talk may be in order. 😉 #interview #confidence #motivation