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Unemployment & Getting Back Into The Workplace



Having a job provides stability and comfort as it allows you to earn a wage to pay for all of things that you want to do and achieve in your life socially and at home. When unemployment strikes, for whatever reason, whether it be that you have just finished university or you just needed a change, it can be one of the most stressful things to go through. Sometimes, remaining positive, keeping a level head and being pro-active are some of the best ways to get you out of the unemployment slump. Featured below is some advice to get positive about unemployment.

Everybody knows the struggle people go through when they have been unemployed for a long time and are trying their hardest to find a new job. The main thing to look forward to is that whatever you will find is going to be a better choice than your last job. In fact, looking at it from another perspective, a positive benefit of this crisis is that hunting for jobs also provides a great opportunity for diversifying into other career areas where you feel more comfortable or that you have a true passion for. It may also be a sign that it is time to shift gears and finally pursue the job of your dreams. While it is stressful both mentally, emotionally, socially and on a financial level, job-hunting is an experience in itself and presents many benefits such as possibilities for career advancement or exploring different avenues that best fit your skills and passion. 


Maintaining a positive attitude and a drive for self-motivation are a must for any job-seeker. Looking for work after all is a job in itself, and it deserves respect from society, so don’t let the fact that you are unemployed get you down or lower your self-esteem because there is no need to, and it will only add to the stress. A good calendar and a weekly schedule can help you plan your daily job-search. You can use it to note down the dates of job interviews, e-mails and phone calls to return to potential employers, and to lay down a solid job-hunting routine that is consistent and allows for no distractions. A weekly to-do-list also make you more confident by measuring how much time, focus and effort you are putting into your job search on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. 

Searching through the numerous and varied job resources available online will save you a lot of valuable time and money by avoiding the hassle of travelling to physical job agencies or getting stuck in city traffic. The internet has by now become the principal resource for jobs, careers, and services of every kind, and emerging portals like jobrapido offer a great selection of jobs that can direct you towards your favourite career choice.       
Attending job fairs held by professional and educational organizations is another excellent strategy to stay on top of your job hunt. Here you can also participate in volunteering projects affiliated with your career field, or others that may interest you more as you explore the many resources. Keeping your resume updated by filling the time gaps with free-lance jobs, or with volunteer work where you offer your time and expertise for free is a perfect way to reassure your future employer that you have not been idle even during your job search, and will add a positive note to any job interview. Even if it is for once a week or a few times a month, volunteering will certainly increase your chances of finding a job, and some may even lead to future employment opportunities within the organization. Moreover, it is a great way to meet professionals and network with others in the field, while joining professional networking groups online and through social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter will also facilitate and greatly speed up the process of finding the job of your dreams.  


Have you had to deal with the issue of unemployment?

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