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Losing or leaving a job and becoming unemployed can be a terrifying experience, depending on how you handle it. If you left your job for entrepreneurship, then begin the process immediately. But if you leave your job and have to look for another one, here are practical ways to handle this situation.

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Search and apply for jobs every day

The conventional advice is to use the time you would be at work to apply for jobs. While this can sound daunting, break it up into different tasks. Work on your curriculum vitae, do research, visit companies, attend career fairs and pick up job applications. And also, do not forget to reach out to friends as well as network.

Seek additional training and experience

Not having a job can be a good time to improve your skill. You may go back to school or develop yourself on a personal level. This is also a great time to volunteer some of your time so you can gain valuable experience. Education and volunteering will help you maintain a sense of identity and purpose in addition to adding to your employment qualifications.

Boost your online presence

Get found online. Start a blog, build your social network profiles, create an online portfolio to showcase your work. Find companies you’re interested in working for, subscribe to their blogs, and follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Find decision-makers at those companies and follow them as well. Learn what they’re talking about, do a little research, and then engage with them online. Impress them with your interest and insights.

Assess your finances

One of the more painful realities of unemployment is a lack of income. Take a hard look at what resources you have and cut spending where you can. This is one of the first that being unemployed will arguably affect.

Be patient

Being out-of-job can affect a person psychological notwithstanding the period you have been unemployed. This can easily get to you and weigh you down. Regardless, try as much as possible not allow it. Be patient and believe that with your efforts you will definitely get a job sooner rather than later.

By Damilola Faustino

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