Unemployment Sucks!

Hi Everyone

It’s official, unemployment sucks!

With the poor state of our current economy, companies going into administration, others closing a number of stores or offices and some being taken over, the future it would seem, is one of uncertainty, apprehension and instability.

So what can you do?

You can start taking control of your life.  You need to:

1)  Assess your current financial situation and adjust your expenditure accordingly.

2)  Get help and support from family and friends.

3)  If depression is setting in, do something about it before it spirals out of control.  You must stay positive at all costs.  No one wants to employ someone who seems unhappy and in turmoil.

3a)  Consider talking to your doctor.

3b)  Seeing a councillor is a great way to express how you feel in an impartial environment.  Don’t wait for your doctor to suggest it, get help now!  Don’t be ashamed.

If you take action now, you will be able to recover more speedily, increasing your chances of being able to get a job quicker, because you will be more focused, in a better frame of mind and more able to cope with whatever an interviewer throws at you.

3c)  If you feel like you can’t cope, contact the Samaritans on 08457 909090.  Their website is www.samaritans.org


4)  Quality rather than quantity, is the key to getting responses from job applications. Spend time targeting them to each individual job.  Remember you only get out what you put in.  EFFORT brings REWARDS.

If you want more useful advice, soon you will be able to visit my new website beatredundancyblues.com, launching in the near future.

In the meantime, stay positive.

Sandra Bellamy



About Quirky Books

Published Author of BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK - AN A-Z 'HOW TO' GUIDE and How To Get Started With Twitter For Absolute Beginners, A Step-By-Step Guide and Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories: Love, Life and Sex, ACElebration of Asexual Diversity. In a nutshell, my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book is a complete A-Z system for getting back into work, and a comprehensive guide about how you can recover from the devastating effects of redundancy to live the life of your dreams. Although this book is predominantly aimed at redundant workers, the content will prove equally useful to jobseekers or anyone looking to change careers for whatever reason. This book provides eighty benefits and covers twenty-six aspects of redundancy. It’s a system because each of the chapters is broken down into ‘5 components of redundancy’. You need to master all components in order to give you the best chance of success at getting back into work. Because this book takes a holistic view of redundancy, one of the key elements to master first of all is wellbeing skills, before progressing through exploring what options are available to you and later, learning the practical job skills. This book is different because it does not just focus on one element of redundancy, but on the many barriers you need to conquer if you are to successfully get back into work, I show you how to deal with the inner trauma and turmoil of being made redundant (health and wellbeing skills), before focusing on the practical elements such as job skills, and deciding on your future path. I have worked in management roles for seven years. Part of my management duties entailed interviewing, recruiting, training and coaching staff and I took part in every aspect of the recruitment process from placing the advert to completing staff inductions and training. I have also experienced the other side of the recruitment process, when I was applying for work and being interviewed for jobs whilst redundant. I have been made redundant twice and each time managed to successfully work my way back up the career ladder. It is from experience that I have gained insight into both points of view and I am able to help others. This book is the first Quirky Book that I published and it's under my own imprint of Quirky Books. It's unique and groundbreaking because it combines two genres, an A-Z Guide with a How To book. Each of its A-Z chapters is about an element of redundancy, and within each chapter it explains how to do things related to that element to break though your barriers of redundancy and beat your redundancy blues. That’s what makes it a quirky book. Buy it from Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Buy it from Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/BreakThroughTheBarriersOfRedundancyBook You can view my quirkybooks writing blog at http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com

Posted on June 28, 2011, in C.V., cover letter, employment, interviews, job search, Redundancy, unemployed, unemployment and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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