Man­age this time w ell

There are some clear dos and don’ts if you have just been re­trenched

Weekend Witness - - Cla Ssifieds -

IF you’ve r ecently been r etrenched or were handed a re­trench­ment let­ter, here are some point s t o c on­sider t o as sist you thr ough this dif­fi­cult time. GET E VERY BEN­E­FIT If the c om­pany off ered fr ee health screen­ings or dent al plans, then use them while you can. Also, if your boss of­fers to give you a re­fer­ral, get the re­fer­ral fr om him or her no w, not lat er. PRI­ORI­TISE AND C UT B ACK You should t ake the fi ve most im­por­tant things and cut back fi­nan­cially on ev­ery­thing else. T his will lead t o le ss stress while you sear ch f or a ne w job . KNOW THE CRI­SIS POINT ON THE C ALENDAR Don’t take the first job that comes along if you don’t have to. For ex­am­ple, you might not w ant t o mus­cle aside a 1 7year­old for a pizza job. Also, you should not use loans to try to ex­tend the cri­sis point. This will just make the sit­u­a­tion worse and put y ou int o debt. UP­DATE Y OUR C V This would be a gr eat time t o pol­ish your CV. Since you have the time, use it wisely as a bet­ter, more im­proved CV will in­crease your chances of find­ing a job. KNOW THE JOB Y OU W ANT NE XT Take the time to as­sess what you liked and dis­liked about your pre­vi­ous job. If you’re for­tu­nate enough to be in a po­si­tion where you don’t have to take the first job that’s of­fered, then try to fig­ure out which job would make you hap­pier. DON’T P ANIC A pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and hard work will get y ou thr ough this t ough time.

Re­mem­ber, there’s al­ways a rainbow at the end of a s torm.

Reg­is­ter or up­dat e your CV on C areers24 and other on­line job ap­pli­ca­tion sites, and sign up for job alerts that are avail­able, to get rel­e­vant jobs sent to y ou.

Have a reg­u­lar look at the hun­dreds of jobs there on of­fer, which are up­dated daily.

Also, be sure to stay up­dated with ca­reer ad vice f or help­ful car eer­re­lated tips — from CV t o int erview ad vice.

— Ca­reers24.

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If y ou’ve been r etrenched, al ways re­mem­ber that a po sitive at ti­tude and har d w ork will g et y ou thr ough this t ough time .

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