You lost your job - now what?

You lost your job - now what?

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You lost your job – now what?

Nobody wants to lose their job unexpectedly, but it happens more often than we all would like to think.

A job provides income stability, a sense of purpose, skillset building and professional networking.

If you’re suddenly without work due to no fault of your own, it can cause a lot of stress, anger and hopelessness.

You can let losing your job get you down in the dumps, or you can prepare yourself to find another, more suited job for you.

Want to know what to do after losing your job?

Read more from TRS Resourcing, a recruitment agency in Perth and Melbourneto find out.

Allow yourself to feel – but don’t let it consume you

Contrary to popular belief, it’s okay to cry. It’s also okay to acknowledge and feel every emotion under the sun (and not just the warm, fuzzy ones). What is important though, is moving on once you’ve allowed yourself to feel.

Here’s what you can do:

·Talk to a mentor, career coach or therapist about any struggles stemming from losing your job.

·Remember that you’re much more than your job – while a job and a career is important to many people, it doesn’t make you who you are.

·Be kind to yourself and don’t blame yourself for situations out of your control, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

·Remind yourself that being unemployed doesn’t have to be permanent. The current health crisis and its effects on the economy isn’t permanent and this bumpy, uncertain path isn’t either. You can always upskill, apply for other positionsand pivot yourself to adapt.

Having feelings is normal – even the bad ones, especially if you lose the stability of employment.

Don’t let these emotions consume your daily life. Instead, talk to a recruitment agencyabout finding your next role.

Invest in upskilling

An old saying is: ‘it takes money to make money,’ and while it may seem counterintuitive to spend some dollars without your regular pay check, it could actually help you in the long term.

Who are we as workers and individuals if we don’t consistently endeavour to better ourselves, skillsets and knowledge?

Here’s what you can do:Enrol in one or a few professional courses, online or in-person, to not only have something to do, but to market yourself better in your next job interview.

Another good idea is getting help from a recruiterto freshen up your resume.

Create a budget (and stick to it)

Losing your job will (finally) force you to really take a look at your finances.

Find a free budgeting worksheet online (there’s plenty of templates out there) and make small sacrifices such as takeaway dinners, entertainment costs and the like until you find regular employmentagain.

Look to the future with TRS Resourcing

When you’re ready, willing and motivated to find a new job, TRS Resourcing are ready to help.

We provide labour hire solutions that work, with exceptional recruitment services in Perth and Melbourne.

Have you lost your job and don’t know what to do next?

Contact TRS Resourcingto find the next job and chapter in your career.

You can find TRS Resourcing on The White Pages or Seek