Today, I am going to talk about the most bizarre and pathetic topic in the history of mankind, unemployment. Unemployment is a spell of curse that everyone has to go through at least once in life. However, present joblessness situation has worsened owing to the poor economic planning and ill intentions of our leaders. When everyone is just thinking for himself or herself, why shouldn’t you join them? After all, you are trying to cast away the spell of unemployment. Here are few quick tips from someone who has been through all.
Save, save, and save
It is a wise man’s saying that “fool and his money are soon departed”. And when we are talking about having money once unemployed, there is no way to survive except saving it. Do not spend money unless it is really necessary. Yes, you heard me right. There is no point in begging money from someone because you could not control your thrifty habit of overspending. Spend money on things that would help you secure a job. This may involve travelling for an interview, going to internet café for emailing your resume, or buying something to wear to make an appearance.
Get a Low Cost VoIP Phone Immediately
Your friends and social circle can help you in the search of a new job. You should stay connected to your friends and relatives when you are jobless. A low cost VoIP phone will not only keep you in touch with all your friends and family but also save you a lot of money. Now a days, most of the VoIP phone service providers like Axvoice, Vonage etc. are offering unlimited incoming and outgoing calls for under$10 a month. You can use your VoIP number on smart phone also. The best use of VoIP phone is to start freelance work at your own. Apply for unemployment benefits There is no harm in applying for unemployment benefits. I can hear a lot of people criticizing this approach. But it is way better to ask for money from Uncle SAM than Uncle Tom. You will be able to have regular monthly payments till the time you have got a job. Therefore, keep looking for job and use this unemployment benefit allowance wisely. If you haven’t applied yet, then go for it.
Keep references close
When you are looking for a new job, you need to contact people that know you. It is always wise to keep references for people that are already in job. They may hook you up with others related to your profession. Similarly, you must have the contact info of all your previous employers. Who knows when they need you back for work? Therefore, references always play a big role in helping you secure a job.
Be positive & keep an updated resume
Positive attitude makes a world of difference no matter what you do. When you are finding a job, be positive. Always think about the good things that can happen. Pessimism can only generate negative thoughts. However, positive outlook and expectations from the future will definitely help you shorten your joblessness time period. If you can, do watch “The Pursuit of Happiness” and keep applying for jobs. And always have the most updated resume close at hand. Make sure to have both soft and hard copies. Apply for a job as soon as it has been announced. Don’t delay in applying for a job because there are already too many jobless people finding too few jobs.