Putting yourself out there and re-entering the workforce after a divorce takes bravery and determination. Job searching can make anyone feel nervous, especially if you haven’t worked in a while and relied on your ex financially.
It’s normal to go through feelings of uncertainty while trying to put together a plan for your job search. And while it may seem difficult, it’s not impossible! Keep the following tips in mind:
1. Identify Your Interests
Finding a job that interests and suits you is the most important thing you should focus on. Take into consideration what skillsets you currently have and if there is anything you need to learn. Look into free (or paid) professional development courses that can help you bolster your resume.
From there, you can go to job fairs or look at online job listings. If you have a friend with an interesting job ask if you can shadow them for a day. Now is the perfect time to explore all your options!
2. Ask for Help With Your Resume
Several sites, like Indeed, have resume builders that you can use to draft your resume. If you’ve been out of work for a while be sure to add any marketable skills — like if you did any volunteer work or coached your child’s sports team. Once your resume is drafted, have a friend or anyone with resume writing experience review it and give advice. Sending your resume to employers is just the start of your path towards success.
3. Go to Virtual Networking Events
Don’t let the pandemic stop you from reaching your full potential. You can still put yourself out there and grow your connections by attending networking events online.
You can start by finding groups of people who work in the same industry as you on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Groups are a great way to meet new people who are already working in your field and can offer advice on how you can get that job you want.
4. Research and Practice Before Your Interview
Before your big day, you should research and study talking points you believe your interviewer may ask. See if your potential employer (or their competitor) is on Glassdoor, as sometimes candidates share actual interview questions. You can also ask a friend or family member to conduct a mock interview with you to help ease the nerves before the real thing.
5. Get Plenty of Rest
Being recently divorced can sometimes have a negative effect on your normal routine. Lack of rest can lead to added stress and depression, especially while searching for a job.
What if you need financial help while you search for a job? You can contact a San Antonio divorce attorney to review your case and help you ask your spouse for post-divorce maintenance.
At Calfas Law Group, PLLC, we know how important it is to get your life back on track after a divorce. We provide every client with quality work and approach every case with compassion.
Contact us today at (210) 405-8315 to schedule a consultation about post-divorce maintenance.