Everyone hopes to graduate from school and begin their fairy-tale lifestyle; get posted to a good state for youth service, get married and hitch a dream job, and so on, but that hasn’t always been the case.
With the skyrocketing rate of unemployment and retrenchment the thought of entering the corporate world isn’t as exciting as it used to be.
Being unemployed can be tiring and frustrating for ladies, but you owe yourself the right to stay sane during this period. There are some basic things you should do when you are unemployed that would help you get through the period of waiting easily.
Here are 5 things unemployed ladies must know and do
1. Have A Morning Routine
Take it or leave it, morning routines are great. It’s easy to forget about a daily routine when your day is full of dozens of tasks and personal duties, but when you are unemployed, you can have a stress-free morning routine that will help you prepare for the day. Plan your day ahead, read a book, write out your goals, do some chores etc.
Volunteering can increase your chances of being hired if you’re strategic about it. Help out with after-school programs or volunteer to be an assistant, find a non-profit organization, and offer a hand of help. By volunteering somewhere relevant, you’ll keep your skills fresh while enhancing your resume.
3. Don’t compare yourself to others
Everyone is on a different journey and you can’t tell what the person who seems successful is actually going through. So to get through this phase, you have to stop comparing your growth with others and focus on your self-development. This may be difficult, but it is possible.
4. Keep Your Skills Current
You shouldn’t be part of the people that believe that equipping yourself with skills regularly is for men. As a lady, if you don’t have a skill required for the jobs you’re seeking, spend time each day building that skill. There are a lot of free resources online, including tutorials, e-books, and how-to videos, so take advantage of them. If you already have the necessary skills but haven’t been practicing, it is time to start.
Networking comes in two parts, reconnecting with your old contacts and forming new ones. You need to connect and meet people to help develop your career because you can’t do it alone. Attend career events, do not be too shy to tell the person next to you that you are unemployed and currently searching for a job.