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Losing your job is one of the most stressful life events (see the post "I lost my job, now what?"). With unemployment at the highest level in over 25 years, we all know someone (or several someones) who have lost their jobs. Whether it be downsizing, bankruptcy or mergers is unimportant, the result is the same. Some of my friends have been out of work almost a year. For some people who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs, the stress of worrying about losing you job can be devastating as well.
The good news is that you are not alone and there is a vast amount of advice to help overcome the stress as well as find a job. The better news is that there are thousands of jobs out there if you know where to look, are persistent in your search and have a plan of attack. Today's post covers a number of topics related to job loss, the threat of job loss and where to start in your search.
- How to lose your fear of being fired - This excellent article, provided by Positivesharing.com, is a must read for anyone who has either lost their job or is worried about losing their job. It covers both sides of the coin and provides some commentary on how to deal with being fired (the reasons), dealing with the problems of being fired (economic, explaining on a job interview) and moving on. There are a few links at the bottom of the post to additional articles which might be worth a read.
- Dealing With Job Loss - Howstuffworks.com posted this article, which deals with a number of topics related to job loss. Specifically, using your support networks (friends, family, former co-workers, etc.), keeping an active routine and starting your job search immediately. There are several helpful links throughout the article on how to reduce your stress. Additionally, there are a number of very helpful links at the top of the article which leads to additional posts on unemployment, wrongful termination and more.
- Jump Start Your Job Search - What better place to start your job search research than a site named jumpstartyourjobsearch.com! This site is a "job search information index" which provides an alphabetical listing of job search boards, headhunters and other job search resources. You can also use the Popular Links (to such topics as How to Guides, Resumes and more) as well as the Targeted Resources (Over 50 Job Search, Resources for Students and more). Click Newsletter at the top of the page for links to a number of relevant articles as well as featured articles on the right hand side of the page. The site is well organized and you can actually jump start your search by leveraging this site.
- Help - I Lost My Job! - One more on this topic before I move on. This article from wisebread.com provides four steps with links. Shock, getting a new job, extra income and avoid getting laid off. Each of the steps have useful advice with additional embedded links on the topic. This is a very comprehensive article with quite a few links that will provide most of the information you need to get back in the game and leverage your search. The right hand side of this page has additional links to job search engines and job boards.
- How to Make Money Right Now Even If You Are Unemployed - This article, posted on ezinearticles.com and written by Max Lauplin provides a number of ideas on how to make money until you land a job including making money online. In addition to the information in this article, you may want to consider consulting (see my posts "Targeted Company Search - Consulting Firms" and "Have you thought about consulting").
Good luck in your search.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.