We can’t lie, unemployment is hard. And with COVID-19 creating a recession, it’s becoming a reality for many. Despite this, sometimes it’s important to turn a negative into a positive. So here are 5 things you can learn from unemployment.
- You’ll learn more about yourself – Your job is not tied to your identity. Without your job, you will have more spare time to learn about who you are and what you really want in life. Perhaps you start to realise that your old job sitting in an office wasn’t for you, and maybe you want to consider a new, exciting direction.
- You’ll have more new things to learn – You can only apply for so many jobs. Being unemployed means that you will be left with spare time to learn new skills that may increase your employability in the future.
- Positivity is the best approach – It Is easy to get down in the dumps if you’re unemployed. Whilst being positive is not an easy task, it will make the duration of unemployment more bearable, and your positive attitude may have a long-lasting impression on interviewers when the opportunity arises from applying for a job.
- Its ok to ask for help – Unemployment is not easy…whether you need a friend to help you pick out some interview clothes or need to contact a careers advisor to discuss your cv, its ok to ask for help.
- You are more resilient than you think – Not having a job is one of the hardest things, it affects your self-worth and leaves you worried about how to make ends meet. But take solace in knowing you’re not the only one in this situation, and when you do acquire a job you will look back and realise just how resilient you were to tackle this situation head on.