A recent article, Being Unemployed Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Be Working by Matt Goldman says that job hunting can be daunting, even if you fully commit yourself to landing a job, you cannot tell when you might find a new place of employment. In fact, according to a study, more than 40 percent of unemployed job hunters have been jobless for six months or more. However, during your unemployment, don’t wait idly for your phone to ring with a job offer.
Here are three valuable things you can do during your forced vacation leave to improve yourself as a professional and make yourself more attractive to businesses.
Polish up your resume
Generally, each resume looks similar and contains the same information. Therefore, it’s crucial to make your resume unique to stand out from among the candidates. List your professional experiences briefly and concisely highlighting your educational attainment, skills, and achievements so that hiring managers will distinctively remember you when the interview process starts.
Read more significant information about your industry
“What do you do to stay up-to-date on your industry?” is one of the most common questions being asked of candidates during an interview. Being able to answer this question successfully (by giving specific examples) allows the interview team in Lake Mary Team Office Space know that you are well informed of what’s going on in your industry during your unemployment period.
Have continuing professional education
Keeping abreast of developments in your industry makes you more valuable to potential employers (remember employers strive to hire people who are always looking to learn more). You can take online classes or attend seminars in meeting space Lake Mary about a new topic in your industry to keep yourself updated.
During your unemployment use the downtime to make yourself as valuable as possible and be proactive in your professional education. If you’re a newly hired remote worker and looking for workspace solution, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
What other things can you do to keep yourself competitive while waiting for your new job? Feel free to share your thoughts. You can see us also in Facebook and Twitter.