Losing a job is a judgment for most people. Lack of money causes us to panic, which is reflected in the effective search for a job.
When I hear that there is no job, I wonder if we live on the same planet. I go to the first better portal with job offers and see hundreds of ads from the "I will hire" category. That is why saying that there is no job is nonsense. Maybe you can't look for it or you are too absorbed in looking for a job. Relax, I made that mistake too.
The first mistake that many people make is that apart from work, they have nothing else. Passion, other life functions, just something that fills the time. Employers like people who have their passions. Do you know what your passion is?
My passion is reading books (mainly guides and books on psychology), blogging, yoga, cooking and meditation. It's something that I devote time to when I'm not working. And why did I devote my time when I didn't have a job? Do you think that my personal development texts are so authentic? Because everything I write about has survived and I had to deal with it.
There have been better and worse moments in my professional life so far. There were months without financial liquidity, there were also those in which we had to borrow money from loved ones to survive. Thanks to these experiences I am where I am.
Most of my passions are free - I can blog without money (although on the other hand I have to pay for internet to be able to blog, so in 100 it is not free), I can meditate without money (I meditate with the YouTube channel, so if I pay the internet, I can meditate calmly), I can also cook without much money, it is even a bigger challenge when you have a certain daily budget.
I only need money for books, but I happen to have a lot of ebooks waiting to be read. Yoga is a bit worse because I love to practice with a group. However, I also found a way - free classes organized by the city. Interestingly, once a month, my former instructor runs them.
The biggest mistake you can make after losing your job is absorbing this unpleasant event. I made this mistake myself, because only work defined me. However, you must remember to develop your passions, which can be motivation in difficult times.
When I lost my job and had no vision for further professional development, I looked at job offers on 3 websites several times a day. In an act of desperation, I sent my CV for offers that completely did not interest me. After a few days I realized that I already know most of the offers by heart. It was a mistake, because at some point I began to get frustrated and my stress level was reaching the highest mountains in the world.
If I knew then that I am making one of the biggest mistakes, and my actions will not bring the desired results, otherwise it would all look.
In one of the books on the organization of time that I recently read, I found a passage that gave me food for thought. When we want love, we are looking for someone who will make us happy. The fact that we are still alone is all the more striking. When we give up, we find love. When we look for a job, we review hundreds of offers every day, get frustrated, and get depressed. When we let go, we suddenly find a job. And you know what ... in both cases it worked for me.
When I gave up looking for love, I met Piotr (interestingly, in his case it was the same!), When I gave up looking for a job and took up personal development, I suddenly got a job offer that suited me in 100%.
I am not saying now that you should stop looking for a job because it will find you. Unfortunately, this is not how it works. Simply respond to offers that interest you 3 times a week, and the rest of the days take care of personal development or your passion. You will see that it will bring better results than browsing the same offers several times a day and falling into a larger hole.