Looking for employment can be one of the toughest processes to undergo. Unemployment can be frustrating, discouraging, and not surprisingly can often lead to depression (source: http://www.rodale.com/depression-and-unemployment ). Yet, as you look for a job it is essential to stay motivated, inspired and productive even during those down moments.
Here are a few tips to make the wait for your next big shot both bearable and productive, while you fine-tune your skills and market yourself.
Research: many government and non-profit programs provide free resources to job seekers including mock interviews, job fairs, training and more. We have some great partners who support those looking for work including:
• Job Train
These groups can help you become job-ready and armed with skills to market yourself.
Volunteer: At a recent panel interview, the speaker advised job seekers to volunteer their time in industries they’re interested in working. Volunteering keeps your skills fresh should a desirable position open up and keeps you away from being isolated.
Network: Reach out to prior coworkers and bosses. Ask them if they know of any job openings that would be a good fit. Use LinkedIn or Facebook and get connected.