Jobless: how to find a new boss

2009-07-21 00:00

THERE it is, black and white, that message you feared all along: “Your services are no longer required.”

Where does this leave you?

Henry Morgan, author of Between Jobs? The Retrenched Person’s Handbook, says the most important thing is to keep your cool.

“Snap into action and get working on finding a new job,” says Morgan, adding:

• Contact a company and ask if they have any leaflets;

• Visit the company at closing time and talk to some of the people as they are leaving.

• Write to the company and include copies of your CV.

Between Jobs? is published by Steve Hoffman Publications.

•Read employment sections in newspapers

•Do a Google search for jobs online

•Visit career guidance centres

•Talk to the local university or trade unions

•Visit the public library

•Visit local self-help centres

•Employment agencies

•See the Labour Department

•Speak to family and friends: they may know of vacancies.

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