Losing a job can happen to anyone, at any time. It’s one of the most stressful events you can face. These resources can help you take care of the basics, cope with losing your job, and move beyond job loss.
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Guide: How to Recover After Job Loss
Use this guide if:
- You don’t know where to start after you’ve lost your job.
- You want to track what items you’ve completed through the process of dealing with a job loss.
The resources in the guide are all also listed below.
If You’re Depressed About Work, There’s Help
Credit Counselling Society of Alberta
Money Mentors Financial Education
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Directory
How are you doing?
However you react to being out of work, it’s important to stay in touch with what you’re experiencing during this stressful time. These exercises will help you assess how you’re doing as you deal with the loss of your job, work through ways to take care of yourself, connect to your network, and get ideas for staying positive.
Assess Your Behaviour
Assess Your Physical Well-Being
Assess Your State of Mind
Assess Your Emotions
Take Care of Yourself
Build Your Support Network
Information and Support for Mature Job Seekers
Manage Change and Transitions
Learn to take charge of change and the emotional transitions and stresses that go with it.
8 Strategies for Managing Fear
Grief and Grieving
AHS Mental Health Services
11 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find a Job
Find and Work with a Mentor
The Importance of Networking
How can you restart your life and career?
To change your life, you need to turn your dreams into goals. To reach your goals, you need to be clear on what you want. Set SMARTER goals.
Make an action plan for each SMARTER goal to give you a step-by-step strategy to achieve your dreams. Identify the barriers you might face, so you can think of ways to overcome them.
Use these exercises to get on the way to a bright new future.
Set SMARTER Goals
Develop Your Action Plan
Barriers You Need to Overcome
Look for Work
Are you looking for a job, drafting your resumé, or preparing for an interview? These tools and resources will help get you started.
Know Your Core Skills and How to Sell Them
How to Contact Employers to Find Unadvertised Jobs
Stay Positive During Your Work Search
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