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Getting A Job After Rehab

If you are reentering the workforce after a successful stint in rehab, congratulations! You are taking the first step towards reclaiming your life purpose as you embark on the next chapter in your personal journey.

That said, managing the delicate balancing act of sticking with rehab while remaining committed to the job search can seem overwhelming in the best of times. This guide provides insightful tips on how to strike that perfect balance you need to land a job while staying clean and committed to rehabilitation.

General Advice for Reentering the Workforce Post-Rehab

One of the best things you can do during a job search is to focus on the things you can control. Avoid getting stressed out about the job search since these stresses will likely tempt you to go back down the dark path you worked so hard to overcome.

To keep stress down, compartmentalize your life into manageable areas while surrounding yourself with a network of support. Whether that is family, sober friends or a mentor at rehab, stay close to the people who will keep you on the right footing.

Rely on your support group, but do not rely on them exclusively: There are also factors solely within your control.

First, stay positive. It can be easy to fall into the trap of negative thinking that no employer hires individuals with a past history of substance abuse. Not only is this untrue, but this line of thinking makes it easy to sell yourself short.

You have so much to offer the world, so persevere, stay positive and you will be amazed at how far your hard work and resilience will take you.

Sticking With Your Rehab Program During the Job Search

One of the best things you can do during a job search is to focus on the things you can control. Avoid getting stressed out about the job search since these stresses will likely tempt you to go back down the dark path you worked so hard to overcome.

To keep stress down, compartmentalize your life into manageable areas while surrounding yourself with a network of support. Whether that is family, sober friends or a mentor at rehab, stay close to the people who will keep you on the right footing.

Managing this delicate balance helps you stay committed to your rehab program. Rehab programs provide you with a safety net of job reentry resources and the support network needed to make the transition from your old lifestyle to a new one that is filled with possibility.

Job Search Tips and Suggestions

For generalized job search tips and advice, here are a few key things to keep in mind:

  • Search for jobs that reflect your passion and excitement
  • If you don’t know what excites you, take a career assessment test to get a better idea
  • When searching for jobs, consider the company culture and the fit
  • Rely on job networks, family, and friends to find compelling opportunities
  • Search for promising internships and/or volunteer work
  • For anyone with a criminal record, search the HIRE Network
  • If you want to take charge of your career and life, consider taking on the challenge of starting your own business

These suggestions are just a few of the many paths you can take when charting your own course after succeeding in rehab. Your life story is your own, so use these tips to pave your path towards a promising career.

If You Need Assistance, We’re Here to Help

Finally, always know that help is available when you need it. Nobody can get through life without help, resources and support in times of need.

You do not have to go through the job search alone, and Pathway Real Life Recovery is here to help when you need us. We can help you find vocational work, assist you with job placement and help you pay your way through college.

To learn more about the services and programs we offer, contact Pathway Real Life Recovery for more information.

Michelle Amerman

Michelle Amerman

Founder & Professional Therapist at Pathway Real Life Recovery
I love being given the opportunity to teach people how to love themselves and feel empowered on a daily basis. Pathways is the real solution to addiction and other habitual issues.
Michelle Amerman

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