How Unemployment And Layoffs Can Actually Benefit You
I understand that you can’t think of any way that getting laid off from your job could be anything except a disaster, but there are situations where layoffs can be a good thing. If you are unhappy with your job, want to move up in world’s employment hierarchy, or want to find a different position or a better field, you probably don’t have time to do a lot of job searching, applying, and interviewing without your current employer knowing what’s going on. See also this video on how to properly file an unemployment claim:
When you get laid off there are many forms of assistance that you can qualify for to get your thought the tough financial time while you look for a new job. You also won’t have to worry about scheduling interviews on a lunch hour or after your other job; you can work on your resume, do some networking, visit job fairs, and take the time you need to find the best job for you. So you might think of a situation like this as a disaster, but you’ll have more time to focus on a better future.
You’ll probably save some money on daycare and have some time to spend with your children until you find a new job. If you are considering going to school and get an academic degree, a layoff can be just the thing you need to get you moving in that direction. When you aren’t employed you may find that you have more drive to find a better position, take steps to earn a degree, or simply find a job that really suits you and your scheduling needs. Not everything has to be negative and you better get into a mindset of positiveness! Think positively and, who knows is career coaching your new challenge and fulfilling career.
No, surely a layoff isn’t a good thing! You’ll have bills piling up and no income to pay them, but many times a layoff can lead to you finding a better paying job or one that is more suited to your situation. The first thing you should do if you get laid off is visiting your social services department and your unemployment office. With assistance and possibly some temp jobs, you can make ends meet while you search for and apply to your new job and a more prosperous career. These days, there are so many great opportunities for online education! It has never been easier to earn a degree through an online education program.
Don’t allow yourself to get discouraged and depressed if you get laid off. I really do understand how you feel. You will feel that the weight of the world is on your shoulders sometimes, and when you suddenly lose your job, things might get overwhelming at times. Keep your thoughts in order, though, and know that you aren’t the only one going through this and that there are resources and help to get yours through this unemployment snag. Think positive thoughts and go for the job you really want after you get laid off. Read also this post about how to write an effective resume to create a positive and lasting impression.