Here are 10 things you can do:
- Build your network – connect with new people. Even if they reject you, it’s their loss.
- Volunteer – if you have an unemployment gap it could help reduce it.
- Gain new skills – keep learning & growing.
- Find a mentor– job searching can be overwhelming. Don’t go through it alone.
- Tidy up your resume – this could make the difference between you getting noticed or lost amongst the many applicants.
- Join a temp agency – while not a permanent solution, you will be in a better position financially while searching for something permanent. Also, ironically having a job makes you more employable.
- Work online – another great option if you are jobless is online work. Many different sites offer a variety of ways to make money online, but make sure the site you’re working for is reputable. It’s always better to move forward slowly than not at all.
- See what you can sell – a good way to bridge the gap between jobs is to sell unused possessions. Sell possessions that don’t bring you joy or you no longer need for some quick and easy cash.
- Get organized – streamlining your life will help you dive head first into the next chapter, plus it help you feel like your jobless time is spent productively.
- Exercise – much like organizing your life, another good way to keep yourself enthusiastic and healthy is to exercise. If you take care of yourself, you can make the most of your extra time. Also, it will make you feel more confident about yourself.
While it’s a challenge, don’t give up. Being unemployed can offer you extra time to better yourself, and possible grow more qualified in the future. And don’t worry your time will come!