8 Job-Hunting Secrets


    10 Things People Won’t Tell You When You Lose Your Job

  • 1.

    Pull all your contacts and catalogue

    all those loose business cards. You never know. Something may spark an idea. Send them an email.

  • 2.

    Get some blank business cards

      made with your name, email and contact information.

  • 3.

    There are strict deadlines for Cobra and health insurance.

    Make sure you’re aware of these. Too many people miss them.

  • 4.

    Check out unemployment benefits,

    regardless of your situation or salary. You never know. There are many people who are eligible who never claim useful benefits.

  • 5.

    Make sure visas and work permits

    are all in order if applicable.

  • 6.

    See a financial advisor.

    Even if you can’t afford to keep someone on retainer, most mutual funds and banks will give you a free consultation. Free websites like mint.com will help you keep track of finances as well.

  • 7.

    Send a thank you note to your boss and colleagues

    that you enjoyed working with, and ask them to keep you top-of-mind if they hear of any positions you’d be right for.

  • 8.

    Write down what you are looking for

    and what your intention is. Make your list. Read it every day. Intention is a very strong force.

  • Ariane de Bonvoisin is the author of the book, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier and the founder of www.first30days.com, a site dedicated to helping people through more than 60 different life changes.

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