What Are Your Next Steps to Take When You Lose Your Job


No matter the reason, losing a job ranks up there with divorce and the passing of loved ones.

It not only takes a toll on you financially, but emotionally as well. Most often your self-esteem takes a big hit.

You may find yourself reliving each day at your job, micro-analyzing where you went wrong, how you could have prevented it or ways you could have financially protected yourself better.

Here are some ideas for you to implement as soon as you can after you have lost your position:

  • Consider how you will leave your current position- termination or resignation
    • How you leave your current job can have a direct impact on your unemployment and retirement benefits
  • Health Benefits
    • Do you need health insurance?
      • Can you add yourself to your spouse’s health insurance?
      • COBRA payments can help you while you are unemployed, but can be expensive
  • Start the process to receive unemployment benefits
    • Apply with your state’s unemployment benefits website as soon as possible
  • Evaluate your financial landscape
    • Contact creditors to reassess your loans and monthly expenses
    • Rework your monthly budget
  • Rework your resume and prepare yourself to enter the job search arena
  • Take care of yourself
    • Remember – you can only control certain things – be kind to yourself!

One thing is for certain, you need to “pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again” as quickly as possible. It’s not only vital to your professional and financial wellbeing, but your emotional health too.

Let our team help you get started job hunting as soon as possible. Our years of experience and connections can help you navigate the job search arena.

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Our years of experience can help get started and find your new career path quickly!

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