What To Do If You Are Unemployed
In the current economic climate unemployment is at an extremely high level. It’s important to keep your options open and look around for what is best for you. While there may not always be the freedom to pick what you like, you can certainly have an element of selection.
Having no job can be the most soul destroying situation to be in; it will leave you enshrined with a sense of failure and worthlessness. Often it is not your fault and your unemployment was as a result of your company’s misgivings and not yourself.
If you begin to feel sorry for yourself and mope around the house then it will become increasingly difficult to get out of the rut you find yourself in. This article will expose three ways in which you can attempt to secure some work during a time of unemployment.
Look for you Friends
This is an important one but will require the swallowing of some pride. It is highly likely that some of your friends or close family will be a high flyer or the owner of a business or run a warehouse – there will be someone. Explain your situation and see if they can help you, while this may seem rude, it’s a necessity.
I’m sure they will be accommodating in some way; even if it is part time work they will be able to help a friend out for a short while. In addition if you seek help from family then the way they pay you is flexible, they could buy your food shopping for the week or pay a bit of your mortgage off, you understand what I mean.
While this isn’t a long term solution it can help in the short term and give you confidence that you can still provide for your family.
Make use of the Internet
The internet is a brilliant thing; companies such as Enthuse.me offer an incredible service. If you have a talent, that is unique to you, they provide a platform online from which you can show it. Whatever your talent may be, film production or writing, you can show it (for free) online and it can be viewed by potential employers.
This in effect puts you on the market as a freelance expert something companies often need. It is such a simple way to get you noticed; again while this isn’t a permanent form of employment it could prove to be the ideal stop gap.
It is vitally important that you are proactive; you have to still apply for as many jobs as there are available. If you have no savings, finding money can prove to be extremely difficult. Hand out CV’s and apply online, whatever the job may be it is better than doing nothing. You have to detach yourself from your preference and think of the future of your family. Interestingly, you won’t find it that difficult to find some form of work but you just can’t be picky, it isn’t the time for ego.
Andrew is a freelance author with over 10 years experience. He came into the job after being made redundant and therefore knows a lot about this subject matter.