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Coping with job loss

If you live spending all the money you get in the form of hefty paycheques, what will be your future when one fine day, the company decides that your services are not required any more? Posing this dreadful question, Sebin and Jobin S. Kottaram offer advice on how to face an unexpected job loss.

Being depressed and increasing your blood pressure and anxiety by wondering what to do after you have lost your job does not help, they write in ‘I Can Win’ (Dolphin Books). Reminding that the first thing to do when income falls is to cut costs, the authors instruct that you begin by identifying the things where you are spending money unnecessarily. “For example, if you have more than one mobile connection, it is better to cut down to one. If you do not need Internet on a daily basis, disconnect the Internet. Limit unnecessary phone calls. Cut down on liquor, cigarettes, branded clothes, cosmetics, accessories, and perfumes. Do not go shopping to lighten your mood as you will end up buying a lot of unnecessary things.”

Cautioning against shutting oneself up at home, the authors urge you to go for short walks, because an energetic body and mind will help prepare and work for a new job. “Apply for jobs that suit your taste via the Internet or magazines or newspapers. Attend interviews… Even if you end up losing out on a few interviews, do not lose hope and keep trying. You will be able to overcome the problem at hand. Remember that after the darkness of night, there is always the light of the day.”

Motivating material with many positive messages.

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