You’re called for a post-lunch meeting in which you’re told that the company wants you to go on leave and search opportunities. Shocked at the proposal, you could make silly mistakes like shouting at your manager or asking for reasons for the exit. The first thing you should do in this situation is to maintain calm.
Here’s how you can handle the sudden loss of job
1 Apply for unemployment benefit.
Depending upon the employment policies of your country, you can apply for unemployment benefit. In California, unemployed persons are offered financial help so that they can survive the difficult time. You should check whether your country gives unemployment benefits.
2 Rewrite your resume
Since you’re unemployed, you should polish your resume to get ready for job search. Go through your CV and check whether it is suitable for applying for jobs. But it is better, you get the resume reviewed and rewritten by a professional resume writer. A professional can write a better resume after studying your present CV, nature of work and job requirements.
3 Assess your financial condition
Since you don’t have a job, you’ve to survive on your savings. If you’ve liabilities like you’re paying house rent or home loan then you need getting ready for meeting your financial commitments. You can play a strategy for finding a job and accepting an offer only after assessing your financial strength.
4 Start looking for a job
Keeping the job requirement and your financial condition in mind, you should look for jobs matching with your CV. Study every requirement before applying for it and go prepared for interview so that you impress the manager on first meeting and get the job.
Do the following things to get quick job:
- List all the jobs you are eligible for
- Apply for the jobs one by one
- Wait for the response from employers
- Follow your job applications
- Improve your skills and CV according to feedback by employers
5 Get a website
As a digital marketing professional, you should stay updated about search engine guidelines and other things. It is better, if you could make a website where you can discuss SEO tools and strategies. The website would highlight your skills and improve your employability in the long run.
SEOs are frequently removed or fired for simple reason of underperformance. And if SEOs aren’t ready to face this situation, they won’t be able to work in the competitive field of digital marketing.