If you’re reading this, the chances of you being unemployed are pretty great seeing you’re looking for ideas to get back on your feet and into the workforce. The nice thing about a college student is that you don’t necessarily have to rely on a job but it’s always nice to have that side spending cash. You really need to worry if you have a family to feed and you’re sitting on the couch with no job at all. Jobs are everywhere, let’s face it. Some people are go-getter’s and get jobs within days, while others sit back, complain, and wait for that opportunity that never comes. In order to get back into a job, here are some simple ways to make cash again.
Create a budget – If you just got laid off your job, you’re going to want to get your finances together. Make sure that you’re not spending more than what you can afford. Also, I’m hoping you had that emergency fund just in case of this scenario. If not, you’re going to have to find work fast. This is why it’s always important to have at least 3 months of expenses saved up in the bank. On your budget, write down all the bills you need to pay each month such as rent, car, insurance, etc.
Keep applying – No matter how down in the dumps you feel, always keep your head up and apply for as many jobs as possible. Even if some jobs require too much such as an education, etc., try and apply for them, the worst thing that happens is that it gets thrown in the trash. I’ve known a few people that have landed jobs that they thought they’d never get. Remember, in college, no job is over your head, so if you have to apply for that cafe job, apply for it.
Try networking – Do you know of any friends or family that know of anyone that’s hiring? This is how most people get their jobs. Networking is a strong way of getting a job because the employer will trust an employee outside of a stranger looking to get in. Ask your friends and relatives to see if they know of any job that you can apply for, you’ll never know what you can find!
Follow up – Whenever you apply for a job, store this job in a spreadsheet or write it down in a notebook. Do everything you can to follow up with the employer after you apply. Wait a few days before you do this so you can give them time to look it over. You won’t want to pressure or rush them into looking at something that haven’t looked at yet.
Be motivated – NEVER give up – The most successful people in life never give up and keep working to get at that goal. Don’t let unemployment turn you down, instead look at it as a positive situation. Start up a business, travel around looking at job potential, etc. Don’t ever give up and just stick with a low end job. Do your best to find the best out there. All the work will eventually pay off in the long run!
After you find that job, make sure you replenish your savings once again and build it back up for that next rainy day. Take your job for granted and show your employer that you can work hard. Who knows? Maybe that job can lead to something after college, you never know.