What to do if you become unemployed

Being unemployed can be a very unsettling time, especially if it was unexpected.  Struggling to pay bills, boredom around the house and a general lack of motivation can all have a profound impact on your health and well-being.  GPW Recruitment are here to help you get back on track – starting with ways in which you can use your period of unemployment effectively.

Job Hunting

It is important to be proactive; your aim being to spend as little time as possible out of work.  Finding a new job might not be easy and you may go through multiple interviews in the process.  However, by registering with one of the top recruitment agencies in the North-West, you increase your chances of success.  Signing up with GPW Recruitment enables you to receive alerts for positions in a particular sector that become available in your area, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any vacancies that could be of interest to you.

Keep Yourself Busy

This may be hard if you’re struggling to make ends meet but keeping yourself active is important and it doesn’t have to cost money!  There are a number of ways to do this – such as visiting local parks or museums.  Use your time wisely like getting those jobs done that you’ve been putting off for a long time.  Alternatively, you could prepare a CV for an upcoming interview or volunteer in order to keep yourself on your toes – using your time to get out and about and enjoy life isn’t something you should feel guilty about.

Talk to People

Being unemployed can be lonely at times, as you are unable to socialise through the workplace. However, it is important to use the people who are closest to you for support and company while you are out of work as this can help to keep your spirits high and keep you motivated to find a new role.  You could also use this period to get in contact with a friend you normally wouldn’t have time to see, with a full-time job, broadening your network of friends and acquaintances further.

Contact us

Unemployed and struggling to know where to start? As one of the top recruitment agencies in Merseyside and surrounding areas, please contact us on 01744 454300 or email us at jobs@gpwrecruitment.co.uk – We look forward to hearing from you.