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3 Tips for Beating Unemployment

on June 1, 2020 in ABR Blog, Career and Job Search Tips

 

When you are looking for a new job when you’re already employed, your outlook does not seem so bad. There’s a difference though between hunting for a job when you already have one and suddenly being unemployed. Unemployment can take a toll on your well-being, the people and pets you love, and how you live.

Sometimes to propel yourself forward, you need someone to grab you by the shoulders and shake a little confidence into you. Consider this your shoulder shake. You can get through this. Here’s how:

Tip 1: Fight to Stay Positive

It’s very easy to spiral down the path of self-doubt and worry. But you must try your hardest to avoid that path. Otherwise you will not remain motivated throughout your search. Remind yourself that some days will be better than others.

The folks at Thriveworks offer these 10 tips for remaining positive during unemployment.  Tip #7 – spend time with others – may need to happen virtually though considering our current world health situation.

Remember, it takes only one job offer to get you out of unemployment status.

Tip 2: Set goals

You won’t get through a job search without a daily schedule that commits a certain amount of time to your future position. Maybe it’s “work on my job search at least 2 hours per day,” or “apply to 10 jobs each week.” Don’t let a day go by until your goals are met.

To help get you started with setting goals, The Muse created this 10-Step Job Search Checklist. This step-by-step guide outlines every phase of your search:

  • Sprucing up your online presence
  • Doing some networking
  • Getting your resume in order
  • Writing your cover letters
  • Crushing those interviews

For example, ‘sprucing up your online presence’ could be Goal One and so on. Yeah, it may be daunting at first. But, if you set goals and set time to work on them in 15-30-60 minute blocks, it will be easier to focus.

Tip 3: Branch Out

A job search isn’t only about sending out applications online. Your time can include attending job fairs (albeit virtually at the moment) or working with a staffing agency.

What’s the advantage of working with an employment agency? Employment agencies (like ABR) already have established relationships with are employers that are hiring. The employment agency can introduce you to area employers and get your resume in front of the hiring manager. Best of all, staffing agencies will do that free of charge.

Why Work With ABR To Beat Unemployment?

We’re in your corner. Your resume won’t end up in a black hole; we’ll give you a responsive and individualized job search experience.

From day one we’re committed to your success and will provide you with the tools, resources, and connections to help you land your ideal position. Let’s get started; submit your resume now (if you have one) or call any ABR office to get started.

Oh, and by the way, we’re currently assisting area employers hire for 275 office, customer service and manufacturing positions!