What to Do When Unemployed

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What to Do When Unemployed

  1. 1. Unemployed<br />What to Do When<br />WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Losing a job stinks – I know! Despite the negative emotions, it’s important to keep positive.
  3. 3. The following are some tips to help you shore up your finances and focus your job searching efforts where they will yield the best results.</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  4. 4. Reduce Expenses & Get On a Budget<br /><ul><li>Trim or eliminate unnecessary expenses (Starbucks, eating out, ATM fees, late fees, etc.)
  5. 5. Set a reasonable budget for your other expenses</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  6. 6. Reduce Expenses & Get On a Budget<br /><ul><li>Set up the envelope system
  7. 7. Allocate your budgeted amount in cash to an envelope for each budget category
  8. 8. When the cash runs out, no more spending in that category until next month!
  9. 9. This is a great way to manage spending for discretionary categories like groceries, entertainment, eating out, etc. </li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  10. 10. Sell Stuff to Raise Cash and Eliminate Debt<br /><ul><li>Sell your extra unused or unwanted stuff on Craigslist or Ebay
  11. 11. Sell financed appliances, furniture, or vehicles to eliminate the debt associated with them and replace with cheaper options you can purchase with cash
  12. 12. Debt will drain you dry financially, so it’s important to eliminate it any way you can</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  13. 13. Earn Extra Income<br /><ul><li>Consider doing side jobs around your community such as cleaning pools, household repairs, mowing lawns, etc.
  14. 14. Freelance online through websites such as Odesk or Elance
  15. 15. Or . . .</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  16. 16. Earn Extra Income<br /><ul><li>Start an online business from the comfort of your home office. Many people are making very good money doing it!
  17. 17. Requires very little knowledge to get started,
  18. 18. little to no financial investment,
  19. 19. and you don’t need a website or domain name!
  20. 20. Build your business from home in your spare time.
  21. 21. Check out the website below for more information.</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  22. 22. Network Like Crazy<br /><ul><li>Only 4% of job seekers find jobs through websites like Monster and CareerBuilder according to a recent survey.
  23. 23. Find your next job by exercising your contacts, such as a family, friends, past coworkers, associates, etc. </li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  24. 24. Network Like Crazy<br /><ul><li>Expand your network of contacts by:
  25. 25. Volunteering for charities
  26. 26. Attending local community mixers
  27. 27. Doing free consulting work for local businesses
  28. 28. Attending adult education classes</li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />
  29. 29. Keep a Positive Attitude<br /><ul><li>Above all, keep a positive attitude! Employers like people who are positive, and you don’t want a bummed out attitude anywhere near you when you’re networking or talking with prospective employers. </li></ul>WhatToDoWhenUnemployed.com<br />

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