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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
Getting laid off is one of the most jarring events in your professional life. Even if you know it’s coming, it can still make you feel lost. You might hear a lot of feedback about famous people who used losing a job to launch their most tremendous success.
But at the moment, you probably just want simple, actionable advice for applying for jobs and getting to the next chapter in your career.
While you probably won’t be thankful for this unexpected job search, you can focus on the reality that a layoff is just a temporary setback. It might be overwhelming, but you’re not alone, and you will get back on your career track.
Before panicking about applying to 50 different roles every day, first analyze your finances and career. Make time to consider your budget, apply for unemployment, and contemplate areas where you could be more frugal for now.
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