Job loss—whether it’s sudden or expected—is one of life’s most traumatic events.
Take time to recognize your loss. At the same time, start with the actions below to help find a new job:
early. As soon as you anticipate a layoff, ramp up your efforts. Having an active network will really pay off during and after a job loss. Tell everyone about your situation and ask for advice and referrals. Schedule
and any potential
– make sure you really know what your transferable skills are and which ones you really want (and don’t want) to use in the next job.
- Locate your local American Job Center to find out what kinds of services you may be eligible for.
- Update your resume. As you work, think about past accomplishments, work tasks you enjoyed and those you’d like to avoid in a next job. Collect materials to update your portfolio as well.
- Dive into your job search.