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What Should I Do While In Between Jobs?

Aug 1, 2018 10:17:00 AM

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Getting laid off from a job can be a life-altering event, but it doesn't have to be the end of the world. Here are some tips to follow when you're in between jobs: 

Figure out what you will tell interviewers– When you apply for new jobs, hiring managers will likely ask why you've been out of work and what you've been doing with your time. "Prepare yourself to answer the question confidently, giving examples of what you do and how it might be relevant to the position," states Non-Stop Jobs. "Did you do some volunteering where you had to improve your organizational skills? Play a sport that taught you about teamwork? Make sure you can confidently say you were not wasting your time: for you and for your career."

Stay positive - The economy is still recovering following the Great Recession, so chances are if you lose your job, it's not your fault. The current state of the job market can make finding a new opportunity seem like an insurmountable task, but it's important to remember that you have a lot to offer and will find the right position soon.

Use your time wisely – While unemployed, it can be easy to fall into a routine of laziness if you're not careful to avoid it. However, a better alternative to this involves keeping busy by doing things you're passionate about. Why not learn a new hobby, take a class or attend networking events? In the best case scenario, whatever you do during this free time will be relevant to your career so that you can include it in your resume. 

If you've been laid off and are seeking energy or technology jobs in Houston, contact Inquest Staffing today. Our team of experts can help you get back on your feet and find new opportunities. 

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