Losing a job is hard and in the past year, so many people have lost their jobs due to the restrictions and financial chaos putting pressure on businesses and making it hard for them to operate with their normal number of staff, or in some cases at all. Many businesses, both large and small have permanently closed down due to the economic turmoil caused by coronavirus.
So, if you are in a position where you have lost your job due to being made redundant, what should you do next?
Losing a job takes an emotional toll and is a stressful life event so it is important that you look after yourself well and make sure that you have a support network that you can talk to and lean on when you are feeling down. There are likely to be a lot of feelings swirling around. It is also important that if you feel you have been unfairly dismissed you seek the help of a professional employment solicitors such as Employment Law Friend who can help and advise you.
Financial worries are also a big part of losing your job, and you should look into how you will manage your finances whilst you are unemployed. You may need to work pout things that you can make cutbacks on such as gym memberships for example, and you can also look into benefits that you may be able to claim.
This is a good time to think about your future and your next job- it may be that you want to go in a different direction and can find an apprenticeship or training course to help you. Try to also look at it as an opportunity to improve your life and career.