Sometimes we find ourselves unexpectedly unemployed. It happens. Companies downsize, corporations shift focus, and contingent contracts are completed. It’s not always a bad thing. In fact, it might just be time to move on. But it can be a little scary. Oh, the first few days of unemployment can be a blast, but that feeling of freedom and endless opportunities can be swiftly replaced with feelings of dread, hopelessness, and self-doubt.
How to Plan Your Day When You’re Unexpectedly Unemployed
Thankfully, setting and keeping a schedule can help you find a job, a renewed purpose, and can alleviate the guilt of enjoying your free time. This is not to say that you can’t have a little fun. But without a solid effort to find a new job, your savings can quickly dry up and then the real anxiety begins. So, why not make a plan to get back to work quickly… and stick to that plan every day?
If you need help getting started, take a look at this infographic from Business Insider. It presents an easy to follow schedule designed to help you find a job fast and re-enter the working world. This schedule may not be right for everyone, but it’s a good jumping off point for making the most out of unemployment and treating it like a job, instead of a vacation.
In a candidate-centric job market, your next job is just waiting for you to come and find it.