Presently, I am without a job for some time. It requires some special mind setup in order to survive unemployment. The first thing to imbibe is an adjustment in your attitude. You should know that being unemployed is not your fault because the present rate of unemployment is about 20%. You need to set the problem of guilt aside and move on with your life.
When you want to survive unemployment, the first action should be cutting down on the things where you spend the most. Basically, this consists of transportation and housing. The next thing is to sell-off you car. There shouldn’t be any surprise in hearing this – yes, you need to sell the car because it will continue to cost you a lot. You can use a bike or public transportation, or even your legs.
The next step is to move to one of your friends, relatives or to any other arrangement, where you can live without paying a rent. A location that has a nearby public transportation would be the ideal choice. In case you own a house, you can either sell it off or just leave it. It is not required to get concerned regarding your credit as it would be going down otherwise as well.
Finding another arrangement basically means that you can find a place to live where you will be able to live without paying – by doing some part-time work for them, such as cleaning and cooking.
You may not know it but if you explore around you will certainly find a number of elderly people who require a hand, and can offer you a basement, an empty room or an attic where you can stay. Additionally, you can also find people, who are busy with their jobs, have some free space, and kids. You can help them out for babysitting or as a paid companion while cleaning, cooking or gardening. This is possible even when you have your own kids or in case you are a couple.
Additionally, take benefit of all the things that the government has to offer, such as food stamps. It is important to understand that such programs have been funded by the money that you paid in tax. Thus there is no dishonor in making use of these food stamps. It is the government that you made you reach this condition. It is important that you take away everything that comes your way.
Once you have settled yourself down the way mentioned above, make sure that you don’t take up any temporary positions via any agency, because it can prove to be a trap. It would be nothing more than wasting your valuable time.
There is not much of unemployment insurance coming your way, making it important that your time is spent wisely in finding a better job, and not in doing something that will just see you through. It is important to think both within and beyond the box. When you have tried a lot to find a job, and have found no success, it is time that you create a one yourself.
Since, you have saved on your unemployment insurance by following the above-mentioned methods, you can see through more days as an unemployed person.
It is hoped that the tips will help you to face the storm that most of the people are facing presently.
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