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Staying Afloat While Staying on Track During Recovery

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Seeking help is the first step to getting better. But as you know, the bills don’t stop coming while you’re in recovery. Learn how you can provide for yourself while you pursue a full-time job opportunity and continue on the path to wellness.

Treat Job Hunting Like a Job

The process of getting a job can be stressful, especially if you’re in recovery. You’ll need to figure out how to balance caring for your personal health while tending to your financial needs.

Set a daily goal for yourself during your job search progress. For example, you might say that on Mondays, your goal is to fill out two new job applications and follow up on one you submitted last week. Having a plan like this can greatly improve your productivity and your chances of finding a job. If you’re struggling to put together your resume, consider hiring a professional. Resume building services can use their expertise to tailor your resume to the types of jobs you’re looking for. When choosing a freelance resume writer, consider their costs and their client reviews. Additionally, consider their average turnaround time on resume writing projects.

Get a Side Gig

Side gigs are often thought of as a way to make extra money in addition to your primary job. However, side gigs can also serve as a financial lifeline if you are without full-time employment. Side gigs have steadily grown in popularity over the past few years, and there are many dedicated resources for finding this type of work.

• Join Fiverr/Upwork. Platforms for freelance work in a variety of industries, such as data entry, graphic design, and programming.

• Teach English online. If you are a native speaker, some companies will pay you to teach English to children abroad, often with no college degree required.

• Participate in focus groups. Businesses and researchers pay to hear your opinions on products, services, and current events.

Another great thing about side gigs is that they typically offer more flexible scheduling than traditional jobs. This means that when you need to prioritize your recovery — attending treatment, for example —you have the freedom to do so without having to negotiate time off as you would with a full-time position.

Visit a Staffing Agency

Local staffing agencies are a great resource because everyone there has one job: Help you find a job. In fact, approximately 16 million people are employed through staffing agencies annually.

Being upfront and honest with the staffing agency workers is important. Let them know that you’re in recovery and that you may need some special support in finding and retaining a job. They most likely have experience with handling these types of situations and have the resources to get you connected with opportunities you’re best suited for.

Remember that even if the staffing agency cannot place you with a full-time job right away, it might still be able to help you secure day jobs or part-time work until you get a permanent position.

Keep Up the Good Work

Being in recovery isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. As you get back on track, you have plenty of opportunities for financial stability, if you just know where to look. For more information and support, visit Recovery Program Solutions Virginia. They are here to help! rpsva.org

By Dorothy Watson, Guest Blogger

Author: Steph O. Website Administration