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6 Tips for Surviving Unemployment as a Latter-day Saint

As companies continue to downsize or close, even ideal employees may find themselves needing to find new employment.

Ask for Help in Finding a Job

Studies have shown that job seekers spend most of their time looking for jobs through ads in papers and online. However, most people find jobs through word-of-mouth referrals and contacting companies directly.

The following suggestions will help you find others who can help:

  • Talk regularly with family, friends, acquaintances, and others about your job search.
  • Update your reference list and ensure that your references understand your situation.
  • Seek counsel from your bishop, as well as quorum and Relief Society leaders, home and visiting teachers, and ward or stake employment specialists.
  • Obtain a Bishop’s Authorization for Services form, contact the nearest LDS employment resource center or self-reliance center, and visit www.ldsjobs.org.
  • Identify and ask someone to be your job coach or mentor.
  • Work 8 hours a day at finding a job, strive to make 10 employment-related contacts and 2 face-to-face meetings or interviews per day, and record your daily activities. 
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