This Article is About
getting a job
e books
necessary skills
free resources
job search
confidence
economy
Ways To Keep Busy While Searching For Employment
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Ways to Keep Busy While Searching for Employment

If you are unemployed, there are ways to keep busy while searching for employment. One thing to think about is that you are not alone. In fact, the number of people unemployed in the United States alone is approximately 12 million. Yes, there are people like you who have legitimate concerns about how they will make ends meet. With the economy being the way it is, it can often seem like there is no hope. Although being unemployed can be frustrating, there are ways to keep yourself busy while you continue your job search. Here, you will get some tips that can help you do just that!

Keeping busy while searching for a job can be difficult. It may be tough to stay positive at times. One way to stay positive is to stay close to the people who believe in you the most. Sticking with people who believe in you and your values can boost the amount of confidence that you have in yourself. These types of people will never bring you to a lower level. They will only inspire you to reach higher heights for yourself.

You can stay busy while unemployed by keeping your skills current. If there is a certain skill that is required in the job that you are seeking, spend an hour or two each day developing that skill. To do this, there are many free resources online that you can take advantage of. This includes how-to-videos, tutorials, and e-books. If you are more of a classroom type of person, seek out adult education classes in the area that you live in. On the other hand, if you already possess the necessary skills that are required for the job but haven't been practicing, make the effort to do so. For a good majority of employers, skill development is a big concern. Make sure your skills are current so you don't find yourself surprised if you happen to be given a pre-employment skills test.

Another way to keep busy while unemployed is to network. In order to increase your chances of getting a job, one of the best things you can do is network. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. They might know of some companies that are hiring individuals like you with your skill set. Your biggest promotional tool is right in front of you. It's word-of-mouth. So make sure you use this tool to the fullest.

A third way to keep yourself busy is to attend job fairs. Job fairs can greatly increase your chances of finding employment. Some individuals tend to avoid job fairs completely because they fear that the competition is too intense. However, these events are a good way to establish a rapport with human resources personnel in order to get an idea of what kind of experience the company is looking for. It's also a good idea to ask for a business card so you can maintain correspondence with the person that you spoke with. This can make you stand out from the competition since most individuals leave a resume on the table and walk away.

Although being unemployed and stressed can be tough, especially in a bad economy, know that you are not alone. There are several ways to keep yourself busy. This article has touched on staying positive and keeping close to those who believe in you. Also keeping your skills current, networking, and job fairs are good ways to keep busy. Job searching these days can be difficult, but it is certainly not impossible. All it takes is persistence.


Street Talk

Kymee  

So are you saying that we can be a blabber mouth...nice that we get permission for what I am good at ; O) This is great, good job. Congrats Kymee

Reply
  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks. Thank you for the follow.

Reply
  about 8 years ago
You May Also Like
Can A Woman Really Push You to Succeed?
She doesn't know it yet, but in the past 4 weeks, she has truly changed my life. Her name is Jimmie. I don't want to tell her in person just yet, but she truly is the strongest, most beautiful woman that I've ever met. I wish she'd realize that. If…
By: Taylor3 in  Internet and Businesses Online   Oct 25, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Getting A Railroad Job
Have you ever thought about working for the railroad? I did, and in 2003 I decided to submit my application to several different railroads. Getting a job with a railroad can be a daunting task. They can hire you on your first attempt or it can take several years to…
By: James Lamkin in  Business  >  Careers Employment   Oct 10, 2012  
6
  Likes: 3

I Can't Pay My Loan
Got yourself in too deep? Plans didn't work out? I feel ya. I have so been there. I borrowed money to buy a car and wound up saying, "I can't pay my loan." The car got repossessed. I worked at a car lot and had folks say to me, "I…
By: Samuel Crumpton in  Business  >  Entrepreneurialism   Jun 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Avoid Depression If You Live Alone
Living alone will not make you depressed. Many people live alone, and they are very happy. They enjoy their space and privacy. It is possible to live by yourself without becoming depressed. One way to avoid becoming depressed if you live alone is to get a job. Getting a job…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Health and Fitness  >  Depression   Mar 23, 2012  
1
  Likes: 3

Jobs working online. The future of jobs.
Jobs working online. This is the future of jobs. What does jobs working online mean. It means freedom. It's means you can work from you're place of choice, be it working for home or working from a beach. Your home could be the beach if you want it too, and…
By: Andrew1 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Mar 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Find A Job Fast - Effective And Proven Results
Hi everyone, Mi name is Alex, I´m 30 years old and I know a thing or two about losing and getting a job. I was fired from my job last year, and as all of you who have been in the same situation have experienced, it led to a great…
By: Alejandro1 in  Self Improvement  >  Coaching   Aug 21, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Whichs Better - Secured Or Unsecured Loans After Bankruptcy
After bankruptcy everything is hard. Being emotionally motivated to do anything with your finances, getting credit cards, talking about your situation with people, getting insurance, getting a job, and getting loans are all among the long list of areas where things have changed for you. Doing these things is important…
By: Jennifer4 in  Finance  >  Bankruptcy Personal   Jul 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Do So Few College Students Volunteer?
High school students volunteer with various charities. They volunteer at the library. They volunteer at the hospital. Why is it that few college students volunteer? High school students are still living at home. Their parents pay their expenses. Since they have no expenses, they can work if they want to,…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Business  >  Careers Employment   Jan 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Starting A Small Home Based Business
It sure is tough out there; I mean getting a job can be a nightmare today. Even tougher if you are retired or about to retire, in other words as you get older most employers say no thanks. Unless you have a lot of experience or do something that is…
By: Tim Bashista in  Home Based Business   Aug 15, 2012  
4
  Likes: 5

How To Create Wealth From Nothing Online
Firstly Stop Procrastinating Ask yourself this simple question. Why am I where I am at this time in my life? The answer is simple you are exactly where you want to be. Now i can here you cry, I don't want to be struggling all the time, can hardly afford…
0
  Likes: 3

Money Is Not the Only Reason to Work
Most people get a job so that they can earn money to pay their bills, buy groceries, buy some things they want, such as music or athletic equipment, or save for a vacation. Money is a great incentive, but since hours tend to be long and wages tend to be…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Business  >  Careers Employment   Aug 10, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

What to Improve for Finding Best Jobs Westchester County
Getting a job in a big city can be complicated depending on what you are looking for. Finding permanent placements can be tricky, because you need to catch the openings as they happen. You can either do this by networking with family or friends or by looking through online classifieds…
By: Classic Westchester in  Business  >  Careers Employment   Feb 15, 2013  
1
  Likes: 0

A Few Thing to Remember About How Precisely To Not Answer Interview Questions
Getting a job isn't easy today. Whether or not you've been unemployed, or perhaps are only seeking for a change of setting, it's likely that you might have spent serious amounts of work obtaining jobs, filling out applications, producing telephone calls and posting cv's. Therefore if the particular likelihood provides…
By: james211 in  Self Improvement  >  Success   Dec 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Losing A $58m Contract for Going Over the Proposal Page Limits! Lessons Learnt?
On May 17, GAO rejected Tetra Tech’s protest regarding its proposal for an information technology service contract for NSF. In short, the Technical Approach in Tetra Tech’s proposal received an unsatisfactory rating because it was 2 pages over the stated limit. Was this an oversight or due to some incompetency?…
By: Ab F. Vand in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Artist Management – Concept Events
The Artist Management landscape holds a completely different picture from what it was a couple of years ago and it will be exceedingly different after some years from now. In this hastily changing environment one needs to keep his hands on each rejuvenation to let their space last. Musical Industry…
By: Shaista Kiran in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2149    Report this Article