When you have lost your job you will probably not be able to think clearly because you are too busy feeling the emotions that accompany job loss; you are feeling shocked, frustrated, worried, angry and many other various emotions. But it is important that you do take time to think clearly and begin making decisions for your future.
The first thing you need to do is apply for unemployment benefits. unemployment is a program designed to help if you have lost your job until you can get another one. With unemployment you can draw a certain amount of money based upon what you have paid in to help you get by until you can return to work.
You should sit down and take a good look at your current finances if you have lost your job. Ideally, you would have savings put back for an event such as this but either way, you should evaluate the state of your finances and see where you stand.
Look at your monthly budget. Are there things that you can cut out until you get back on your feet? Can you downgrade your satellite or cable package? You won’t still need an allowance for the dry cleaner, will you? If you have lost your job, you need to think about how you can spend less money.
Get a resume together. Use this time to make your resume the most polished, professional resume possible. Make sure you use every bit of your education and career history to your advantage.
Take time to consider what direction you want to head in. You don’t want to take too long; unemployment benefits do have an ending but this is a time for you to think if you want to stay in the same line of work or change directions.
If you have lost your job you will make it through this difficult time using these steps.