Matt Fiddles

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"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out."

Where will you go today?

Princess Leia: "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"

Surviving Unemployment

Prepare for the future

  • Start saving before you become unemployed.
    • No such thing as “job security.”
  • Be ready beforehand for things that could happen.

Increase your Faith in the Lord

  • Pay an honest tithe.
  • Priesthood blessing.
  • Organize a family fast
  • Pray daily.
  • Study your patriarchal blessing.
  • Attend the temple as frequently as possible.
  • Fulfill your calling.
  • Dress each day for an interview, even if you do not have one scheduled.
    • Or do you want to wait until you meet that great job, and then dress the part
      • By then their “first impression” is already set….

Ask for Help in Finding a Job

  • Talk to family and friends
  • Network and interact
  • Visit job services and those who can assist you

Live within Your Means

  • Income
    • Get temp employment
    • File for unemployment
    • Do you know a talent or trade others may like
      • Music lessons
      • Yard work
    • Sell what you don't need
  • Decrease expenses
    • Public transportation
    • Memberships
    • Handmade gifts
    • Coupons
    • Homemade meals
    • Mend clothes
    • Modified replayment plans

Seek Additional Training and Skills

  • Learning valuable skill can help job placement and effect how much you earn
  • Learn interview and job hunt skills.
  • Serve others

Maintain Your Health and Well-Being

  • Eat and sleep well
  • Excersize
  • Find time to relax and ponder on greater things
  • So you are ready when needed.


work/surviving-unemployment.txt · Last modified: Apr 27, 2014 (5 years ago) by Matt Bagley