You resigned alright and the worst thing – you do not have a job to replace the old one. Every single one of your family probably told you that it was a mistake leaving your old job. What can you do? There is no use crying over spilled milk. It is time to move one and remember some things so you will survive.
Indeed it is hard without a job here in Singapore with all the expensive cost of living and the economy. If you find yourself without a job and a new one is not really imminent, there are some hacks that you can consider until you land a new job.
Here are some hacks worth to consider:
- Making sure of a steady source of income: You think that you can find a new job right away but how can you if you just linger there? Take this as an opportunity to reflect and while you are at it, you have to make sure that you have a steady source of income. Your income should at least cover the basic expenses. The trick here is to keep afloat until you get a job. You do not need to be an Uber driver but looking for something that can help you keep spending low, you will survive. Just look for an alternative source of income say a part-time job.
- Avoiding the emergency fund: It is tempting to touch your emergency fund but you should refrain from doing it as much as possible. Other people think that losing a job is an emergency. It is not. Before you deplete your emergency fund, you have to remember the first point made – look for a steady source of income.
- Avoiding savings: Remember that savings is different from your emergency funds. If you cannot touch your emergency fund, do not be tempted to touch the savings either. It is best to think that you do not have emergency or savings so you can live within your budget every day. Since you are on a budget, you have to forgo fancy restaurants dinner.
- Hunting job regularly: Well, this is given. You have to hunt job regularly if you want to find one immediately. If you hunt now and do not make a follow-up, you will stay unemployed for the longest time. It is time to update your resume and ready working shoes for its going to be challenging.
These things can help you survive a rainy day. It is not easy to look for a job here but if you are persistent and you are ready for it, brace yourself for better days. Do not worry about resigning and not having a new one right away. After all, you need a rest for some time and this is the perfect opportunity to find yourself. If you are not happy, just quit anyway. Do not linger because it will only drain you and make you miserable for the rest of your days.
Sure quitting job without a new one lined up is scary but things will be better as long as you move.