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Five Important Tips When You’re In-Between Jobs

Updated : August 4th, 2020

Five Important Tips When You’re In Between Jobs

 

Are you in between jobs? If your answer is yes, it’s never easy. A day back, you were working, and today you miss going to the office. The best thing for you to do in this phase is to stay productive. You also need to take care of your health money and do many other things.

Stay calm and positive, take a deep breath, and face the situation heads on. You will bounce back faster than you imagine. Create a schedule on how you will go about your day, save money, and file for unemployment benefits. Visit a career counselor or an outplacement service that your ex-employer may offer you. We’ve created a list just for what you should be doing when your in-between jobs.

Watch your Budget

Work on your bank balance; make a list of items that you only need. Stick to a tight budget, the lower your bank balance gets, the more stressed you will get. The best and easiest way to save is only to buy items that you need, and don’t worry sooner or later you will come out of this situation. 

Look for a Side Job while You’re at it 

Looking for part-time employment is not a bad idea when you’re in between jobs. Part-time work will help you pay the bills and keep you busy. 

Create a Daily Schedule 

Looking for a job is emotionally stressful. It’s easy to get distracted and waver, but try not to let this happen. Wake up early, go for a walk, and start applying. Take adequate breaks in between and stay hydrated. Sooner or later, you will come out of it.

Start Networking

Get in touch with your college buddies or ex-employees. Networking is the best way to land yourself that dream job. Don’t be embarrassed about telling your friends or ex-colleagues about your current situation. Friends can help you in hard times.

Don’t Apply to Every Job Out There

Be clear on what role you are looking for, and make sure you keep yourself up-to-date with your sector. You need to know what you want and which company you would like to work for. 

The times in between jobs can be trying and could come across as a difficult period. The only way out of this is to be on the look-out for jobs constantly and to keep improving yourself so that you can be better prepared.  

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  1. I lived in ga in 2019 and move to florida in 2020 and work for the xmas months in nov-dec. I was told to do a combine wage claim. my question is which state do i file the claim in?

  2. I filed for pua in Ohio back in October 2020.My claim has been in ajudacatuon since 11/1/20.So 2 to 6 weeks is a total understatement! When I call.i am told to basically hurry up and wait some more.I have recently been redetermined and my claim is allowed.but I have one pending issue.How long is too long?

    1. Nicole,

      Unfortunately, nobody has an answer. There are perhaps thousands of pending applications. Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible.

  3. If you claim your weeks for unemployment and for the next 2 months you still have not received your money. Where can you go in volusia county to talk with a live person

  4. On NYS DOL website, my claim is saying current yet the information is for my old claim with 0 days remaining despite receiving 2 weeks of payments on the new claim and I was able to certify last night. I haven’t received anything; no letters or emails.

  5. I was disqualified for UI benefits for not providing an ID and other forms of identification. How do I fix this?

    1. Hi Mike, I’m in NYS and was at the end of my BYE on 3/14, I was still certifying but wasn’t getting paid. I found out I had to file a new claim because my other was exhausted. I’m still waiting on approval. Maybe you have to file a new claim. I hope this helps.

  6. They say 2-6 weeks it’s more accurate to say 2-6 months; and when you call many of them are rude and unwilling to assist!

  7. someone needs to look into Sharon L. Anton gillette, wyo. or dickinson, nd she is a fraud and has done so many fraudulent things and please look into her

    1. Annette,

      Please report it to the Fraud Division of the Unemployment Office in your state. You can report on the website.

  8. I worked part time for thee years here in florida. I’m currently not working. I’m also retired and collects social security.
    My question is
    Am I qualified to file for unemployment ?

    1. Ruby,

      To be eligible, you’re required to have sufficient hours and earnings. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  9. So adjudication takes 8 to 12 weeks. Oh okay, that explains why I havent received payment since July. That surely helps just like the rest of the information that you give. And by the way. What’s the NEW reason you can’t get through to the Call Center.

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