Although many priests (myself included) have lots of transferable skills, in the real world to get a job in employment such as teaching, lecturing and social work you now require a degree specific to the profession you want to work in. Do not contradict me on this, it was the first thing I checked out thoroughly when we moved from Newcastle to County Durham. Do not think that I haven't scoured the job vacancy sites because I have and I do. The only work that might be available to me would be of the most menial and unskilled variety. As I have said before, I would rather die than waste my life experiencing such boredom all day and every day. Remember, I spent 20 years doing those jobs before I became a priest. I know what I am talking about whilst most (although not all) givers of "good" advice do so from a position of success and fulfilment in life.
Non-stipendary priests tend to have worthwhile careers in the secular workplace or are retired or otherwise not in need of an income. Their transference to full time ministry is easy. The opposite is not easy in the slightest. A full time, stipendary priest is not allowed to be of use in any other employment other than that of the full time priesthood. Because a dismissed stipendary priest never receives redundancy, as the Church is exempt from employment legislation, they cannot even set up their own business unless they are fortunate enough to be independently wealthy.
All of this becomes more and more restricting for the rejected stipendary clergyperson the older that person is. It is virtually impossible for a person over fifty years old (possibly 40 years old) to get a job other than in a supermarket or in security, in the North East of England at this time.
That the Church of England authorities (on the whole, there are one or two exceptions) provide no counselling or help for the people they dump into unemployment, let alone real practical assistance, is a terrible indictment of an institution that claims to love its neighbour. That, in reality, a lot of bishops and archdeacons don't give it a second thought and just want you to go away and not bother them, is an obscenity.