When YOU Lose Your Job and Want to Avoid Pain


Our growing list of advice to consider when you lose your job

  • There is no universal technique for job search, everything is subject to change. How you found your previous job might not help you this time. Improvise.
  • Expand your search. Do not only go through job ads. Text your friends, ex-colleagues, classmates, cousins, weed suppliers (why not, they are highly networked) and let them know you are looking for a job.
  • The attitude is everything. Being disappointed and angry is not the same as being disappointed and motivated. Keep your head up.
  • Do not lose your faith. Sometimes, you will feel like you will sooner see Halley’s Comet than find a job. Be patient.
  • When you feel completely hopeless, work on those little things that are within your control.
  • Employers often look for candidates in ways that are opposite from how you look for job.
  • Your professional uniqueness is not dependent on one particular characteristic or one skill. It’s all about combination.
  • No matter how much the Government tries to fix the unemployment rate, at the end – it is all on you. The Government does not want you to know this but you can be happy all year round ☺
  • Ronald Regan said that recession is when our neighbour loses a job while depression is when you lose the job. Staying without a job is one of the 10 most stressful life events. Still, there are ways to reduce that stress and get back on your feet as soon as possible.

Daily reminder: Search for jobs like our ancestors went for a hunt.


When You Lose Your Job and Want To Avoid Pain

Losing job does not mean losing life.

You know that saying – dress for the job you want, not for the job you have? Here is a better one – dress for jobs that don’t even exist. Unicorn hunter. The collector of astral projections. If you just lost your job, this was supposed to make you laugh and reduce the stress you feel as unemployed individual.

I know how staying without a job can be quite a painful experience. But I also know there are ways to avoid the pain and get back on your feet as soon as possible.

Come on, unicorn hunter!

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Personal Wellness Trainer