It is easy to sit around and become passive during your job search, especially if it has lasted for a long time. You might start to think that no one will hire you, but that’s not true. The right opportunity will come along and your job search will have paid off. However, in the mean time focus on making yourself a better candidate by getting involved in other things. Here are some suggestions:
Get an internship- What better way can you gain some experience in your career field and learn more about it than through an internship. Whether paid or unpaid, it’s the experience that really counts.
Volunteer- Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and spend quality time serving others. Employers who value community service could see this factor as a big plus on your resume, even if you don’t have a lot of work experience.
Go (back) to school- Whether it is taking a refresher course or learning something different, more education can lead to new opportunities and being better prepared for jobs in the global economy.
All of these suggestions also provide networking opportunities. You never know who you’ll meet that can offer valuable information concerning your job search; be sure to talk with family and friends too.
Just because you are currently unemployed does not mean you can’t be productive. Use this time to become a better candidate and position yourself for employment opportunities.
Guest Post by: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com; Source: The Career News; Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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