1. Learn a new skill
If you have always wanted to write a book, learn to paint, or finish your degree, there are now so many ways to do this. Check out online classes, evening and weekend courses at local colleges, community organizations’ programs, and even YouTube tutorials. You will find everything from upper level Excel courses to Personal Trainer certificates. This is a great way to stay busy and experience a bit of personal growth while you decide your next step.
Try your new skills or use one of your natural talents to help others. Target organizations that either need your specific skills or industries that interest you. It can be with social service, religious, education, or business-related ventures. Most communities have Volunteer Coordinator groups that can help you find a great fit, or just search for local volunteer opportunities.
3. Grow your Network
Take this time to connect with friends, former coworkers, and neighbors to talk about what you are doing and find out about their interests. The idea is go grow your existing network. It’s been proven that a broad, diverse network is a key component of success, so take a chance: reach out to new LinkedIn connections, attend meetings or events that you might not be able to attend while working, ask your contacts about people who are new to town and volunteer to serve as their local source for restaurants, schools, doctors, etc. Get creative and be sure to keep track of your new contacts.
With a little creativity, you can find activities where these three areas overlap and you'll enjoy the personal and professional benefits they bring. So make the most of your free time with strategic, intentional plans. You’ll be productive, happy and, before you know it, employed.
Happy Job Hunting!
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