"A Job Search Snippet"
One of the main things to avoid when you lose your job is taking the "panic approach" to finding a new one.
Shortly after I took early retirement (due to a "down-sizing) several years ago, I considered going into business for myself. Fortunately, I did some research and found out about the need for a business plan and enrolled in a short training course. In addition to discovering that I probably was not cut out to be in business for myself, I also became much more aware of the need for planning -- in business, and in life.
One of the first things that the session leader told us was that a high percentage of small businesses fail simply because they do not have a business plan. I have decided that a lot of people who are searching for a new job have the same problem.
One of the best ways to start is to take advantage of existing resources -- many of them in colleges and universities. I found one that can be very helpful. Take a close look and just remember that just because you are not a recent college graduate -- even if you are not a college graduate at all -- you can use most of the ideas and methods you will find. Just click on the title of this post.
“Job Search Snippets” are intended to just introduce you to ideas that have worked for others. They won’t take a long time to read, but hopefully they will each give you something to think about and use to help yourself get through this.