A divorce comes with many changes. Not only are you and your spouse living in different residences, but you must also consider how you will live. Will you rent or buy? Will you still live in the marital home? What will you do to earn income?
The last question may not be so relevant if you were already working at the time of your divorce. However, many people aren’t in this situation. Many are stay-at-home parents or have been recently laid off. Some may even be disabled or retired and may need to find a way back into the workforce to pay bills.
Getting a job can seem daunting, especially if you have been out of work for a while. Here are some tips to help you get a new job as you start your new life as a single person.
You can’t get hired without an attractive resume. Get help updating it. You don’t have to hire a professional. Get a working friend or family member to look it over and check the overall appearance. Make sure there are no typos.
This may seem weird, but many people struggle with the interview process. Every company is different, and with the coronavirus, many companies are switching to interviewing via video chat or telephone. Get a feel for the type of questions you may be asked and be prepared to answer them confidently. Think about what you will say. Practice in front of mirrors, friends and family members.
No matter what job field you choose, you will likely need to have decent computer skills. While you may be comfortable with using a smartphone, you’ll need to go a bit further and develop basic skills, such as using the internet, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other apps. Computers may seem intimidating, but chances are you’ll catch on quickly.
Getting a job requires confidence. You have to prove yourself to a stranger, so do what you can to make yourself look and feel good. Get a haircut. Start working out. Buy a new outfit for interviews. If you’re a woman, wear makeup to interviews. You’ll feel prettier and more confident.
Confidence also involves believing in yourself. You may not get the first job you interview for, but with time and practice, you will eventually get the job you desire.
Moving on after divorce is not always so easy. You may be relieved that your marriage is over, but living life as a single person is a huge difference. You’ll be responsible for your own expenses from now on, so you need to find the right job.
The Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can help you with divorce and beyond. We will help you find the right resources so you can move on. We have two offices to serve you. Schedule a free consultation by calling (410) 774-5987 or filling out the online form.
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