Finding work isn’t always easy, however having the right mindset will surely help.
It’s clear that shelter at home requirements aren’t going to disappear overnight. Some find themselves inundated with work, barely able to take time to sleep. While others are in a holding pattern, trying to make sure they look useful while their companies weigh options regarding furloughs, layoffs and paying staff during this business time-out. Then there are those who have lost their jobs, had their jobs put on hold or have had to close their business.
Many, if not a majority, of the people who have been laid off, furloughed or cut off from their livelihoods do not have the reserves to continue to pay their bills. Though the unemployment and emergency aid is helping many, for a large population, the financial support is not enough to cover their cost of living or they have gotten sucked into a blackhole of paperwork, hold times and unanswered questions to even receive the aid promised to them.
What do you do in the meantime? You hustle. This isn’t about hustling people or cheating them. This is about your hustle to get things done. This is about how to use your time to figure out how to get back into the work world. This can be easier said than done if you are inexperienced at finding work. That can be for a myriad of reasons. Maybe you’re too young to have seen an economic downturn and don’t have a support system that can help you figure out what to do. Maybe you’ve been in the same job for a long time and just lost touch with the employment hustle. Possibly you were banking on your employer being back up and running sooner than what has unfolded. You really don’t want to have to take a different job. Or maybe you’re in so much shock and depression you can’t see how to move forward.
Your goal needs to be mitigating how much permanent damage is done to you because of this temporary situation. Taking a new job during this time does not mean you can’t return to the career you were in the middle of building at a later time. Doing work that is not aligned with your long-term goals can be an opportunity to diversify your skills and gain perspective you would not have otherwise been able to get from your previous role.
If you don’t have that proverbial nest egg or family financial support to help you ride out this storm, you can’t afford to be picky right now. Apply for anything and everything that might put you back in the seat of earning a living is your best strategy to finding work as quickly as possible. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big advocate for going after what you want. But I also want to eat and have a roof over my head in the interim. Putting glitter against glue is the act of going after every possible opportunity until something starts to work out.
So what do you do when all signs point to having to go to University to gain any sort of advantage? Unfortunately it’s the current state of affairs that most employers will not hire you unless you have a degree for even junior or starting jobs. Once you have that degree, coming to my Mentor Program, with 1000ml with our Patent Pending training system, the only such system in the world; is the only way to gain the practical knowledge and experience that will jump start your career.
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