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Relying on "grandma theory." How do you manage your life after the sudden loss of job?

 Relying on "grandma theory." How do you manage your life after the sudden loss of job?

In view of the deteriorating economic situation in most of the world's countries, many of us are accustomed to hearing phrases such as "redundancies", "downsizing" and other terms that have accompanied the growing global wave of inflation, which have directly overshadowed employees, even if they are part of major institutions.

The sudden loss of employment is a crisis facing a large number of young people, making it necessary to deal with it in order to properly plan and manage with a view to recovering from the trauma of becoming unemployed -- even if temporarily -- and working towards a new alternative job quickly.

Phase 1: Understand your feelings and define your budget

Employment workers advise those who have lost their jobs abruptly not to start blaming themselves, to be positive and then to work on a financial plan and another that will help them get a job.

The Mind Tools personal skills development website published several tips to ensure that you get the most out of the first phase after losing a job, including taking care of mental and physical health through exercise and healthy eating, and getting enough good sleep to eliminate stress and overcome lack of focus.

The website also spoke of the importance of mobilizing sympathizers, whether family members, friends or even former colleagues, as they could help gain a new perspective on the situation.

Budgeting is necessary at this stage by writing a list of major household expenses, with all assets and sources of income codified as sacking compensation, or any unemployment and savings benefits.

At this stage, the person has to reduce any unnecessary expenses, and consider doing temporary or independent work to bring in some cash in the short term.

Relying on "grandma theory." How do you manage your life after the sudden loss of job?

Phase 2: resorting to "grandmother's theory"

Career Tool Belt stated that following the "grandmother's theory" might be a way out of sudden unemployment.

According to this theory, the website on recruitment processes advises those who lose their job to start the journey of finding an alternative job by looking for their name on Google to see what potential employers will see when they search their CV.

He asked to be sure that whatever appeared in the results of the research applied to the "grandmother theory", i.e., "what a person did not want his grandmother to know about him, perhaps the same one that would be better not seen by recruitment managers".

Based on this rule, the step of cleaning personal accounts on social media sites is initiated and configured to be a good interface for the job seeker again.

The website explained that if a job seeker does not want to delete his posts on the media, he would prefer to resort to adjusting his privacy settings, noting that many hiring managers have been asking for the addresses of the communication accounts in an attempt to identify the person and make a general impression about him.

Phase 3: CV modification and skills refinement

Many recruitment sites have agreed that the job search process requires personal and practical qualification, sometimes requiring learning new skills.

The US website better Up classified the move as one of the most important stages in the search for new work.

According to an article, the loss of a job may be an "opportunity to refine or improve skills", indicating that it is not necessary for the new skill to be linked to a person's career.

In the context, the website considered that updating the CV in general, which a person relies on the LinkedIn platform, should be part of the first steps following the crisis of job loss.

The US website said 95% of recruiters were looking for candidates through LinkedIn.

"Take some time to improve and update your LinkedIn profile, it's the right tool to invest your time in."

The website also found that the process of preparing for personal job interviews, whether through training on common questions in one's career and the requirements of targeted jobs, or the preparation of appropriate clothing, must be a fundamental at this stage.

Phase 4: Tell everyone you're looking for work

Some recruitment experts have suggested that many people may have difficulty implementing this move, due to their embarrassment.

But past experiences and personal experiences have proven - according to specialists - that in most cases, when a person around them is told that they are looking for a job, they often share new job opportunities that they have heard of, or may make recommendations to people they know.

In his blog post on Credit, finance specialist Andrew Cramer said that the chances of finding a new job "increase exponentially as people around you know about your job situation, which helps you get a job."

The job seekers' website advised everyone to tell "even strangers" that they were in the job search phase, noting that recruitment operations were "an industry worth $200 billion."

More specifically, in an article, The Muse's employment operations website focused on the need for a job seeker to be "clear on what he wants to do after losing his job".

"Professional advice: focus on what you want to do instead of talking about what happened. For example, say I lost my job recently and what I miss most is communicating with clients. So in my next job, I'm looking for a role that ensures that I deal directly with customers in a medium-sized company. "


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