How to Stay Productive Between Jobs

How to Stay Productive Between Jobs

Everyone at some point in their career deals with time spent in between jobs. But your time in between jobs can be a productive one for your career. This way you can come back into the workforce in career shape. Also, you will also have a story to answer that interview question, “What were you doing between jobs?”

Volunteer (if you can)

Maintaining your work regimen is important. Volunteering keeps you conditioned for waking up, working, and going to sleep between jobs. It also keeps your mind sharp and gives you the same sensation of having a job.

The best part is your volunteer work can lead to new job referrals. When your time between jobs comes to an end, you will have people to interview with. The act of you taking a break between jobs will have paid off for your career.

Clean up your web presence  

When is the last time you truly went through ALL of your online content? Do you even know what’s out there? The Internet has been around for more than 20 years. During that time you may have made blog comments, created a bunch of pointless online profiles, or just tested new websites.

Take this time to go through all of it. You can either remove content or better yet, clean up your social media profiles. While you are at it, you can maintain your network in preparation for a return to work.

Plan your next career move

The worst thing you can do between jobs is sit around doing nothing. When your mind goes to sleep, so will your career.

While between jobs start planning your next career move. Think about where you want to be in the next 5 years. Where do you want to live? Who do you want to work for? What skills will you need to know for the future?

It is a good time to start planning your next career move because you have no added work pressure. You can be solely focused on what is best for you.

Ultimately, your time off from work between jobs can turn out to be a reboot of your career!

  • 10 Answers to Prepare Before Your Next Interview

    10 Answers to Prepare Before Your Next Interview

    You’ve applied to countless jobs, networked with connections, and landed an interview. The work of job searching doesn’t stop once the interview is scheduled. Having answers for common interview questions prepared can help you nail your next interview and land your dream job. Check out the answers you should prepare here.

    Kelli Lafont by Kelli Lafont
    Read On
  • Adventures in Unemployment

    Adventures in Unemployment

    Have you ever found yourself in unknown territory and had no idea what to do or where to go? Alicia Tippett recently did, unfortunately for her, it wasn't a situation that Waze could handle. Hospitality professional and contract recruiter, Alicia Tippett writes about her adventures in unemployment. Learn ways to handle being unemployed.

    Alicia Tippett by Alicia Tippett
    Read On
  • Community Blogger Guidelines for Find My Profession

    Community Blogger Guidelines for Find My Profession

    At Find My Profession, we have 50 guest bloggers who share professional career advice. All career advice is relevant to job seekers in the US and around the world. So, if you have some career advice to offer, we want to publish it on our blog. Here are the guidelines on how to write for Find My Profession’s blog.

    Steven Lowell by Steven Lowell
    Read On
See All Articles