Life knocks you back from time to time. It’s the way of the world. Unfortunately, this year with coronavirus, a lot more people were knocked back than usual. Not everyone got ill, but a lot of people lost their jobs as a result of the virus ravaging various industries like hospitality and travel. Getting back on your feet is hard. Working might be strange to you.. You might have lost a job, maybe you’re feeling ill still and need to ease in slowly or maybe it’s something completely separate. People face hardships all the time. The key issue is that what works for some won’t work for others. It’s a simple fact of life. This is why you need to try to look at and digest advice first before blindly applying it to yourself. These tips can help get you started.

A Financial Audit Is A must

If you’ve been out of work or taken a financial hit, then you need to audit your finances. This isn’t that hard. It starts with taking your outgoing away from your income and seeing where you are. Be dogged in your approach. Sometimes you need to fight for yourself. People like insurance dispute lawyers can help here in certain situations but you need to start the fight yourself first. If you can still cover your bills then you’re in a good position to start finding work. You might have to dip into savings. If you don’t have savings, you need to look at what kinds of benefits you’re entitled to from the government which can support you while you’re looking for work and trying to get back on your feet.

Push For A Side Hustle

It might not be a long term thing which will sustain you and your family forever, but running a side hustle can at least bring some side income in for you. This can be anything. From raking leaves, cleaning cars, or selling products on amazon. Remember, most people have something that they can market about themselves. You’ll be able to do something if you put your mind to it. It could be internet based or involve you getting out and about into the local community. There are many websites out there designed around helping you get into a side hustle.

Attack The Job Market

It won’t be easy, especially if you’re going for a certain job or if you’re a bit picky. But it can be done. First, your CV. When was the last time you updated it? It needs to be completed to make sure it’s properly spell checked and reviewed to ensure you’ve included everything that’s relevant about yourself. There are some brilliant templates online for you to use if you feel like you’re getting bogged down or that your structure is off. Then you can send it out. Remember a lot of places use their own application forms these days so you may need to use those instead. If you’re really struggling, consider looking at a recruitment agency which might be able to help you take that final step.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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