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How To Bounce Back After Losing Your Job
We’re here to pick you back up!
Art Girls Jungle 01 Feb 2021

The world is completely upside down, and unfortunately, some of our art crew have lost their jobs. We know that the job market is super hard right now, but we also know that our art squad can overcome anything. If you’ve recently lost your job, don’t worry. We’re here with some handy tips to help you bounce back!

Take A Moment To Feel What’s Just Happened

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You’re only human, losing a job is a big deal, and it’s hard. We’re not robots, and swiping everything under the carpet is never a good idea. It’s completely OK to take some time initially to cry it if you need. Nobody’s judging!

Gather Your Recovery Crew

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Now, we know it’s difficult to spend time with your besties right now, but thank god for the internet! It’s important to surround yourself with people who love and support you during difficult times, it will make everything easier. Your crew will also be there to practice interviews on and go through job applications with. They can also advise you on what to wear and how to present yourself during digital interviews. 

Remind Yourself Of The Hard Times You’ve Overcome Before

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You’ve probably just received a big knock to your confidence, but just think of all the hurdles you’ve overcome in the past. Remind yourself of everything you’ve battled previously, and you’ll be sure to succeed in the future.

Establish Routine And Discipline

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It’s all too easy to use this as an excuse for a vacation, but that’s a slippery slope. Applying for new roles is a full time job in itself, and once you get into bad habits of sleeping in and watching Netflix all day, it’s hard to snap out of it. Structure your day around job hunting, exercise and whatever it is that makes you feel productive. It will do you the world of good.

Focus On What You Can Control

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Just to state the obvious, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. And unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to stop that. It goes without saying that the job market is extra tricky right now, but don’t let that stop you from applying! Use this time to tidy up your online presence and to make sure your CV is in tip top shape. 

Assess Your Marketability

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Chances are, it’s been a while since you were last on the job hunt. And while that may be daunting, you’ve probably gained a lot more transferable skills in that time. Look at what your best assets are, and make sure that they are front and centre of your future applications. 

Reconsider Your Goals

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Losing your job has the benefit of putting you in a good position to reconsider where you actually want your career to go. All too often we find ourselves in positions as a stopgap, and end up trapped there for years. This is the perfect opportunity to go after a job that you really want. 

Practice Positivity

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Now, this is easier said than done, but it’s important! Losing your job sucks, but you won’t be in this position forever. Try to focus on the good things, positivity radiates, and your future employers will see it too.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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