15 million people have lost their jobs, they're unemployed. They got fired, laid off, made redundant or let go. The vast majority of these people don't want to be without a job and most of them can't afford to be without a job and income. If this isn't you and you've got a job that's great, please forward this article on to someone else that could use the help.
So, what do you do now?
After going through some of the stages of 'grief,' denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, you will think that it's time to take some action like applying for jobs. Before you apply for those jobs there are 3 things you can do that will help you be successful with your "next step."
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein said that. This applies to looking for a job, and even getting a job. If you got great results the last time you looked for a job and you loved the job you had then do what ever you did, again. If you get great results again then you're in excellent shape.
This advice is for those people who struggled to get a job, sending thousands of resumes to online "job search sites," or even to companies, and then you never heard back from anyone. Do that again, expect any other result and you've diagnosed yourself as being insane. It's time to take a different approach, one that will get you what you want and need.