Once you are laid off you will get all kinds of advice. Some of it will be helpful to you and some of it will not. Always remember that same as the advice I’m about to give you, advice if based off of personal experiences. You just have to figure out what will work for you.
Don’t isolate yourself
Out of embarrassment, you may want to isolate yourself from everyone. Do not do it. Even if it is just responding back to a text message and saying, “I’m okay, I’ll contact you once I have more time to adjust.” It’s best not to cut off the outside world. Eventually, you will need support, even if it’s just someone who tells you it will be okay.
Don’t wait until you are in desperate need to job search
Before you think about taking a long break, you need to consider your finances. You will add more stress to your life by being unemployed and desperate for cash. You’ll end up coming off really desperate in interviews. You’ll also probably have to take any role you can get. As opposed to having time to properly search for the best fit.
Don’t join pity parties
We all want to be around people who understand our pain. However, the best people to be around are people who can understand and help. Don’t spend too much time around people that can only talk about how horrible this is for you. At this point and time, “those aren’t your people”! You need to be around movers and shakers so that it can rub off on you.
You can either make your layoff a mini vacation or a permanent destination. The choice is yours.