You just lost your job. So what’s the next step?
Step 0 is making sure that you apply for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. Unemployment benefits do not start immediately, and even if you lost your job a month ago, you get them based on the day you apply — not on when you lost your job.
The following chart shows this and three other basic steps to start a job search. Follow the steps that you need by clicking on the underlined text.
|Step 0||You just lost your Job||Apply for Unemployment|
|Step 1||You are starting a job search||Develop a plan|
|Step2||You need to list your jobs||Create a resume|
|Step3||You are ready to search for jobs||Search for a job|
|Step 4||You have found a job you are interested in||Prepare for the Interview|