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    Losing one's means of livelihood can be depressing. Many companies have been forced to lay off staff due to a significant drop in available work. An article on how to move forward after losing one's job

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    Questions such as: What do I do next? Where do I go from here? may arise as losing a job can put one in a difficult position. However, there are certain things you can do.

    1. Maximise LinkedIn

    Put yourself out there, and let people know what you're looking for. Connect with as many professionals as possible. Increase your network so more people can get to know of you and your availability for work. Connect with recruiters also. They know what jobs are available and who's hiring, so they can put you in touch with potential employers as soon as jobs become available.

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    2. Polish your CV

     Take the time to make sure your CV is up to date, well-formatted, and shows off the right things. That way, you can be sure it will have the best possible impact when it lands in an employer's hands.

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    3. Acquire new skills

    Keep expanding your skills to ensure you remain relevant in your industry. There are several free online courses available that could help you position yourself as a competitive candidate in the job market.

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    4. Consistency is key

     Job hunting is a time-consuming endeavor and, depending on the roles available, it can take anything from a few days to a few months. You might face rejection while job hunting but keep at it.

    5. Surround yourself with friends and family

    Don't be afraid to reach out for any help you might need whilst you're putting yourself out there.

    I hope this helps. I pray none of you reading this lose your job. Amen

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    Updated on 8:10-am June 29,2020


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