That old phrase “It takes money to make money” is, unfortunately, true. This doesn’t mean you are going to go broke trying to find a job, but it does mean that you need to be prepared. Job hunting takes time and effort, and you have to eat and live while doing so.
Additionally, even when you land an interview, there are going to be costs included, such as transportation to and from the interview, whatever it costs to make resume copies, having your suit dry cleaned and whatever other expenses you will certainly come across. Be ready by having your budget established.
You certainly have been in situations when you were looking for a job, either because you were tired of where you worked, you moved, or a company you worked was having financial difficulties of its own and had to let some employees go. All these reasons are common and can put you in a situation in which you have to turn back to the job postings and put effort into polishing up your resume.
This costs you time and energy. Naturally, it would be easier to sleep or enjoy your recent freedom, if only for a few days. Instead, you need to organize your funds.
Consider the costs of a job hunt and start writing them down. If you don’t have a budget for this purpose already put together, it is time you start taking the proper steps in that direction. Continue reading…