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How to Survive Unemployment

Being unemployed is pretty terrifying. Whether you were fired, laid off or quit a job you hated, you must face the reality that you don’t have a steady paycheck coming in. The best thing to do is keep your chin up and look on the bright side.

You’re a talented professional any company would be lucky to have, so you will find another opportunity. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), companies took an average of 42 days to fill an open position in 2016, meaning you need to start searching for jobs hiring in Allentown, PA right away. In the meantime, learn how to navigate life without a job.

Four Ways to Survive Unemployment

Follow a Normal Routine

It’s easy to fall into a rut when you don’t have a job. Avoid this by getting into a normal, productive groove that gives your life structure. Get dressed every morning, dedicate a few hours to your job search and find a healthy activity that makes you happy. Maintaining a sense of normalcy will keep your spirits up.

Network Like Crazy

Take full advantage of all the newfound time on your hands by networking up a storm. Reconnect with old contacts to let them know you’re on the market and attend as many networking events as possible to expand your reach. Who you know can make all the difference in a job search, so get your name out there.

Stick to a Tight Budget

With any luck, you’ll find a new job very soon, but you need to pinch pennies until then. Eliminate all unnecessary expenses so you have enough to cover the basics. This doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun, but focus on free activities. Make living thrifty into a fun challenge.

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Understandably, losing your job can make you feel very vulnerable. Being cognizant of the company you keep is a smart way to avoid falling into a depression. Choose to spend your time around family and friends who believe in you and want you to succeed, because their positive energy will keep you smiling.

Team up with HTSS, Inc. to find a fulling new job — and fast. Our expert recruiters are here to help you find a temporary, temp-to-hire or direct hire job with a top Lehigh Valley employerContact us today to make unemployment a thing of your past!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.