5 Things to Do To Recover From Job Loss

Losing a job is a stressful thing, and more so in the pandemic time. The foremost thing to not lose in this time is sanity. Don’t panic if you lose the job; there would be more changes coming your way! It is essential to remember that you’re not the first person to face a job loss and that this too shall pass! 

Recover From Job Loss

Often people get tensed after losing the job and worry about their future. That is precisely what one shouldn’t do. Read on to find what to do in order to recover from job loss.

Take a step back

Job satisfaction is a crucial thing for delivering productivity in the workplace. Losing a job may mean you weren’t happy or satisfied with the job, which led to the present situation. As such, it is essential to take a step back and think about the role. One might also want to change their direction and venture into a different field that is more satisfying. If you’ve just lost the job, utilize the time to gather thoughts about what you want to do. One can also invest in new courses and to learn new skill sets.

Update the CV

An updated CV attracts more recruiters and hiring managers; they will be the ones looking for you! A CV should have two essential things- selling the skill set as a potential employee and focusing on what the employers might look for. When an organization looks for recruiting candidates, they usually look for CV on job boards and sites. As such, ensure that you upload your updated CV with the relevant keywords, skill sets, and detailed information. By ensuring that the CV has enough relevant keywords, one can be assured to feature on the top of the list. The more relevant terms a CV has, the more recruiters will observe it.

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Use Social Media

Social media is a helpful and highly active platform for people who look out for friends and dates and organizations and job seekers. As per a survey, around 92% of the recruiters and organizations use social media platforms to seek candidates, majorly the LinkedIn platform! Always be active on social media and update the profile’s employment details to ‘searching for new opportunities or work.’ Once this is selected, the candidate will get notifications of local job vacancies and those relevant to the profile.  Also, optimize the LinkedIn profile with keywords, updated CV, and mini job descriptions. Include good SEO based content in the profile too, it works to get featured in the employer’s search list.

Build your Network

In addition to updating the LinkedIn profile, it is also helpful to connect in local job events, career fairs to network with people and potential employers. This is also an excellent opportunity to get your name in the crowd and mingle with new people. This will also help you to get valuable insight into the exciting field. 

Consider temporary work

Keep an open mind for a job and grab any opportunity that comes your way. Often, organizations may not always have vacancies for full-time jobs; they might register vacancies for part-time positions. It is also worth considering a temporary role to earn little time and prepare yourself for searching for a more comfortable and permanent position. Also, a temporary job profile will be enough to continue paying the bills while you lookout for a better and more lucrative offer. This will also reduce any pressure to look for a new job immediately.

A job loss can be highly stressful. One should look for good opportunities that are suitable and adhere to one’s skills.

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Anna Verasai
Anna Versai is a Team Writer at The HR Digest; she covers topics related to Recruitment, Workplace Culture, Interview Tips, Employee Benefits, HR News and HR Leadership. She also writes for Technowize, providing her views on the Upcoming Technology, Product Reviews, and the latest apps and softwares.

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