What sibling said.
I've been socked with life events that drained all the financial liquidity I thought I had... and at the same time had to go hunt down a new job. The solution was simple - I took the first one that looked halfway decent that allowed my family to stay fed, clothed, and warm. I then busted my hump to improve my finances over a year, then went looking for a better job when it was clear the one I was at wasn't going anywhere. Turned out that I became the most valuable member of the team when I left (turnover and skill/initiative played equal roles), but by then it was too late for them (protip: never, ever accept a counteroffer!)
Now I'm doing even better than I was before SHTF. Sure, life events make you eat a shit sandwich on occasion, but you grunt through it and build back up.