If you’ve recently lost your job, take a deep breath. Have a look at our advice, it might save you a few moving boxes and a sheepish phone call to your parents about that spare bedroom they have.
If you’ve lost your job, it’s time to reflect.
Do you know why you lost your job?
Was the decision based on performance or is the company going through hard times?
If it was because of how you performed, try look at things you can do differently at your next job.
If it was because the company had to streamline, look to apply at companies that are doing well.
Readjust your budget
Cut unnecessary spending from your budget and reduce costs wherever possible – medical aid is important, DSTV, not so much. If the reason you lost your job was not your fault, you can file for UIF.
Update your CV including as much numerical data to back up any achievements as possible.
Make an appointment with a recruitment professional to help you identify job opportunities.
Clean up your social media profiles. Try to look at them from the perspective of a potential employer.
Network, and make finding a new job your full time job.
Look for part-time work so you can leave your retirement fund intact