How to Job Hunt After Rehab

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Staying focused on your sobriety is extremely important while you are in rehab. While this keeps you on the right track when it comes to your overarching goal of recovery, keeping your eyes out on the future is important so you don’t get slapped with reality the minute you step out of our doors here at CASA Recovery. One of the biggest adjustments from rehab back into society is the job hunt. If you aren’t lucky enough to have a job that would hold your position until after your time in rehab, you will more than likely be looking for a job. Job hunting can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow these job-hunting tips.

Use your resources.

Unsure where to start in your job search? Looking into temp agencies is a great place to try out some different industries and opportunities. There are also organizations that are dedicated to helping recovering people in their job search, including The Salvation Army and the Department of Labor One Stop Career Center. Take advantage of the help these organizations provide.

Stay open, not defensive.

More than likely, your potential employer will see that you had a break in job history during the time you were in rehab. Rather than getting defensive or secretive, be open. Tell them the truth, and how you are now ready and motivated to better your life and your circumstances.  While you don’t have to explicitly share every aspect of that time, honesty is typically the best policy.

Be willing to learn, and aware of your worth. 

With your job search, you might end up diving head first into a new industry. This is an exciting time! If you find yourself at this point, be willing to learn, but knowledgeable of your worth. Don’t do things for free just because you are trying to get experience but negotiate for your time.

Hunt for Jobs with Help from CASA Recovery

Don’t feel anxious with the prospect of job hunting- this is an exciting time for you to get back on your feet and to live the life that addiction tried to take away from you. Get more job-hunting tips and assistance here at CASA Recovery. Contact us today for a private consultation.