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  • Writer's pictureSarah Tian

Stressed Out About Your Finances? Here Are Some Tips!

Updated: May 26, 2022

In times of extreme financial volatility due to the unpredictability of the pandemic and worldwide crises, we are all worried about our money no matter where we are financially.

Given we cannot control what happens in the external environment, the best we can do is to concentrate on things we can control. Specifically, we should focus on maintain our ability to continually generate income and find creative ways to enjoy life without spending a fortune.

💡 Avoid being laid off.

Keep up with the latest trends and make sure you are up to date with the skills demanded in your field by reading the latest reports in your field. Constantly demonstrate your value to your employer by prioritizing work that makes the greatest impact. Always be on the lookout for opportunities to showcase your work so that you are visible.

💡 Always be on the look out for jobs.

Be on the lookout for new opportunities you may be qualified for even if you are perfectly happy with your job and have no plans of changing jobs. Doing so has a number of benefits. First, you will be ready and qualified for other jobs at any time, so that you will be confident in finding a job if you are laid off. Also, by familiarizing with the job postings, you will naturally be up to date with the latest knowledge, skills, and abilities needed, so that you will be always prepared for the next opportunity.

Even if you don't need to, you should still apply and interview for jobs that seem like a good fit. Remember, the best time to find a job is when you don't need one. Negotiate with your existing employer if you get an offer that is greater than your current salary.

This will guarantee that your present company always pays you properly at market value.

💡 Plan multiple career paths.