Avoid or at least shorten periods of unemployment
The latest research indicates that extended unemployment causes permanent personality changes of a negative nature. These research findings were surprising because they indicated that personality can be permanently affected by external events such as extended unemployment.
To avoid the traumas of extended unemployment, employees must be part of the company grapevine and must trust their gut feelings to sense whether there is a possibility of unemployment. An individual employee might be in danger of being fired, or, due to problems with the company’s bottom line, many employees might be in danger of layoffs. This is not a good time to deny the signs or to become paralyzed with depression.
Unless a company goes out of business, layoffs will not affect all employees. To be among the company employees who will keep their jobs, employees must make good impressions with their employers. Employees who survive layoffs will be regarded as employees who help their bosses and their companies to thrive.
It might not be possible for company employees to determine for sure whether or not they are in danger of layoffs. That is why it is important for employees to develop a plan “B”. Part of that plan is to be financially prepared for at least six months of unemployment.
The best scenario during layoffs is to get jobs in Dubai or in other growing city before the layoffs take place. Some employers will hire only those applicants who already are employed. It is even possible for employees to be hired for jobs that are more desirable than their present jobs.
If employees find themselves suddenly unemployed, however, their goals should be to become employed in a satisfactory job as quickly as possible. The longer they are unemployed, the more undesirable they look to potential, future employers. This is not the time for unemployed individuals to take vacations with the delusion that there will be plenty of unemployment benefits remaining for them to search for jobs after their vacations.
In a tight job market, there are a number of strategies that can help these unemployed individuals to get employed more quickly. Some examples of these strategies include:
- Movingfrom an area of high unemployment to an area of low unemployment.
- Applying for non-traditionaljobs.
- Volunteering, which will help them to get training, job experience, expanded job search networks, and recent, positive work references.
- Starting their own businesses
- Applying for sales representativepositions.
- Finding and joining a job search group.
- Regarding the job search as an eight hour a day job.
Have you ever been unemployed? What successful strategies did you use to become employed again?