Unemployed, Great! Time to Find Out who you Really Are
Becoming unemployed can be a scary and uncomfortable
feeling. The uncertainty of what
lies ahead for you and how your bills are going to be paid can be
daunting. This is why I want to
provide a few alternatives to those who have become unemployed for whatever
reason. Employment or just passing
time can be done through volunteering, mentoring or starting your own small
When unemployed one suddenly has a lot of time on their hands. A lot of the time one thinks about what can I do to pass time? A good activity to partake in is volunteering. Volunteering doesn’t pay but what it does is position you in a place where potential employers could be. This can be done at a local children’s center, at a citywide event or with a specific club or organization. Many times employers will be in these places doing community service and if your there you can be a face for Human Resource Managers.
The next activity one can do is to mentor a young person. Mentoring can be a great service to someone else because you can provide encourage to them and you can be a source for quality information. When your unemployed being a mentor can give you something to do and it can too provide unique opportunities that you might not have otherwise considered.
The last and best opportunity for you when unemployed is to start a business. This is the best time because now you have the time to possibly start a venture that you always wanted to but for some reason never had the time or motivation to carry out. If you want to start a business but have no ideas then good low cost potentially high return businesses are: a lawn mowing business, a candy vending business, a internet business or starting a blog online. These are all relatively low cost and can all potentially provide pretty good income.
If you’ve lost your job don’t be scared it just means that a new opportunity is upon you and it just needs to be revealed to you. This can be found through volunteering, mentoring or starting a new business. I became separated from my last employment 6 months ago and I found myself lost and didn’t know what to do. So I chose to do some volunteering, I mentored a young person and I started a small business. Ever since I’ve been doing well and I have no plans of ever working for anyone else again. You too can be successful.