Key Strategies that Help You Bounce Back After a Layoff
Study the industry. Should you decide to start your own business, check with your state’s unemployment office to see if you qualify to receive unemployment payments through your state’s self-employment program. Use money from the program as capital to launch your business. Additionally, join industry associations, network with other attendees and study the industry (e.g. marketing trends). Also familiarize yourself with local, regional and federal laws and policies (e.g. payroll tax, sales tax, employee records) your new business must adhere to.
As you implement one or more of these strategies, in addition to job search strategies of your own, remember that if you firmly believe you’ll land a better job and you hold to that belief, you will secure quality employment. It’s also important that you not throw in the towel and give up. After all, you don’t want to give up on your search when landing a rewarding job might be only a week away.
Rhonda Campbell, an East Coast journalist, is the owner of Off The Shelf radio and publisher of Long Walk Up and the forthcoming Love Pour Over Me.