If it’s ever happened to you, you may know it’s one of the worst feelings. You suddenly feel useless, like there is something wrong with you. We’re my skills not up to scratch? Did they not like me as a person? The truth is they simply, probably, just couldn’t afford to keep you on.
I felt, before I got made redundant, like I was getting itchy feet. Maybe it was time to move on? But then, I got pipped to the post.
My ex boss was fantastic and gave me a really nice redundancy package and assured me, it wasn’t me it was them. Still, you find yourself feeling, well rather…. Redundant.
Here are my 5 top tips on what to do if you find yourself all of sudden unemployed…
1. Don’t panic! Work out your money and how long you think it will last you. Budget for bills first (Ergh I know!) and then work out how long you can realistically be unemployed for.
2. Be positive. No one wants to employee a grumpy guts. Keep positive and make sure you start every day as you would as if you were still working. Better yet, make yourself that yummy breakfast you wouldn’t have time to make if you had to be in at 8am.
3. Job search. I know this sounds obvious but dedicate times of the day when you will job hunt, whatever medium you choose. If it’s on the computer, take breaks, don’t click yourself stupid.
4. On the flip side. Don’t spend your days chained to the computer on Monster (other job search sites are available) Take a walk, get some air and perspective. Meet friends for lunch and generally enjoy the fact you can do this. I’m sure it won’t last long 🙂
Remember it’s not a bad life, just a bad day!
(the girl who never wears white)