This is one of the most common disasters that preppers face and never prep for. The funny thing about job loss is that it can happen to anyone at any time.  Sure i know prepping for a pandemic, economic collapse, or a mad max scenario is way cooler. The thing is they are not very likely. job loss is one of the things that could happen to anyone anytime and for any reason. You could miss to much work, get hurt to seriously to perform your job , or the company you worked for could close up. The thing is may never see it coming.

Listen in today to hear my thoughts on job loss and how i survived ti as a prepper.

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  1. I suffered from job loss in the 2008 recession right at Christmas, right after I had bought all the gifts for family members. I was out of work for 9 months. I learned a lot from my experience. The first thing was that I needed to reduce my bills – I collected all the things I paid for monthly and either cancelled the service, or reduced wherever I could. Now is the time to look hard at things you are charged for.

    I lived in an apartment in the city, which was a money pit. I couldn’t move because that is where any potential job would be and there is a limited space. Now in my own house, we have a chest deep freezer and we can buy large chunks of meat on sale and store it for long, long periods. If you are looking to save a bit on meals, slow cooker recipes are cheap and they help break down cheaper cuts of meat that are still tasty.

    In the job market, I agree that you need to diversify, even at the job you are in. This makes you more valuable, and harder for the company to do without. I learned to be a photographer, a web site designer / SEO (at least front end) and became heavily involved with production work – sending work to the printers, dealing with managing projects, and the person involved with upkeep of the printer at work. This has definitely helped me in the job I am in now, and while it may not give you a pay raise at the moment, when you ask for a raise, you can show how you are dealing with more work. Also, employers look for someone with diverse skills which reduces the need to hire multiple people.

    Never stop learning new skills – I use Lynda.com for design things that I want to learn. It is paid for by the Toronto Library. What does your library offer in terms of skill acquisition?

    I got my current job from Linkedin through a recruiter – who contacted me. It was my online resume that did the work for me. But also a hard copy of your resume is just as important. Recently, I needed to hire someone to take over while I was away and their resumes told me a lot about someone who SHOULD have a well designed resume. Also, less is more. It is better to hint at skills and then elaborate at the interview vs. filling the page up with mass information. Also, how you dress is still important. There is a different between business casual and casual. A dress shirt and tie is never out of place.

    Employment insurance took time to kick in – up to 3 weeks depending on their pay schedule, and at a fraction of your wage.

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