There are resources to help you if you’re unemployed, underemployed, ill, or otherwise financially struggling. (You’ll find them on One Humanity Community’s Website and on many other Websites.)
Anyone who’s ever been in need knows that any help at a time of need can be life-saving. Sometimes the stress of the situation – and then the relief once you found and received help – are so overwhelming that some of us become complacent.
BEWARE: the important things to remember are:
1/ all help resources are temporary
2/ many are intended for emergencies, only
3/ no outside help is – or can ever be – a substitute for your own power or income.
Do not let your guard down; don’t develop false sense of security; don’t relax!
Provided you’re of sound body and mind, look for a job, relentlessly. Bad stuff can happen to good people. Our value isn’t measured by failings but by our ability to recover from a crisis.
If you’re looking for a job in Los Angeles area, the first step – like anywhere else on Earth – is to ask everyone you know if they’ve heard of a job opening or anyone who’s hiring. The second: search for a job and apply day in and day out. Don’t look left or right; don’t get discouraged: you’ll land a job. Your starter job might be better or worse, but it will help you become independent and eventually get where you’ll need to be.
Below, I’m listing a few links that will get your job search started. (If you don’t feel like looking for a job – I know that it’s harder than working and pays nothing! – mark my words: any support you received in your fiscal emergency may be discontinued when you least expect it. If you received some benefits yesterday, start preparing for losing them tomorrow. Pull yourself up by the bootstraps!!!)
The fact that you survived financial emergency once doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get another chance. Time is not only expensive but precious, explore the links below:
On CalJobs you can build a resume, look for a job and automate both: the job search and resume submission. This is the direct link:
If you look at the Quick Menu (on the left) you’ll find the resume builder.
Other places to look for a job:
Check for new job listings twice a day, pursue every opportunity: if you do, you will succeed. Even modest self-sufficiency will restore your self-esteem and propel you to become successful again! You can do it!