The first thing to do after a job loss is to guarantee your financial security. Then, figure out what to do next. Be aware of emotional issues may arise, whether or not a family is involved.
Coping with Job Loss
When people learn that they are about to lose their jobs, they experience a wide range of emotions. There are many strategies for coping successfully and working to turn around difficult situations. When you lose your job, you'll go through all the stages of grief, frustration, and anger. The resources here at ILostMyJob.com will lead you to a better understanding of coping with job loss and get you on the road to recovery.
Health & Well-being
Your health and well-being become greatly affected by job loss. Depression, anxiety, and fear will probably be your biggest hurdles. But through exercise, a healthy mental attitude and the valuable resources provided by ILostMyJob.com, we can help assist you through some of these difficult areas. Of course, if you experience any thoughts about placing yourself or others at harm, are sleeping long periods of time and just feel generally morose, you need to get to a doctor - fast! In the meantime, check out some of our health and wellness articles to let you know there are ways to cope and get help out there.
Finances and Legal Matters
Finances take on much more importance while in your job search. How will you pay your bills? Your mortgage, electricity, gas, phone, car loan, food? Right now, our government is helping by providing up to 72 weeks of unemployment benefits - a huge increase compared to before the current economic recession. Still, what if you're on the front end of all those layoffs and your unemployment is coming to an end. How will you survive? ILostMyJob.com can help.
No one is affected more than you and your immediate family when it comes to job loss. If you live alone and don't have to provide for anyone except yourself, you will need to make sure that you are focusing on keeping yourself healthy and in the best possible mindset to move forward with your career. If you are the main provider of your household, ILostMyJob.com recognizes the importance of family during your job search and invites you to not only read the stories we have provided for you, but to share your family story with us as well.