Job hunting can take a long time and you may find yourself wondering about how to make your unemployed life more productive, one that can keep you busy while you are waiting for a callback. Here are some things that you can do on the side while you are searching for a job.
You can volunteer in organizations and institutions that you support and are interested in. For instance, you can contribute your free time at a local daycare center or at a charity.
Volunteering will put you in the way of some philanthropist and other firms and their corporate social responsibilities. Furthermore, this will this build your resume and also help you gain experience in certain industries.
Do some freelance, internship, or apply for a part-time job in order to earn some kind of income. Salary from a part-time job or a freelance deal can help pay for your daily commute, meals, and certain bills.
If it all works out, your part-time job or internship may even turn into a full-time job offer.
Take up a hobby or a course
Instead of wasting away your time binge-watching television shows, you can take up a new hobby like learning a new language or a sport. You can also enroll yourself in some courses to add to your education.
For example, artists can try out a new medium (i.e. digital art) that can make your portfolio more diverse. Having a knowledge of foreign languages is especially desirable for some companies too. These hobbies can be something to add to your resume and your skills.
Your time outside of job hunting need not be spent in your pajamas and lounging on your bed at home. It does not have to be a waste of time if you spend that time wisely and productively. For more job hunting tips, follows Jobs & Hire.