Nearing the conclusion of my daily series revealing the “secrets” to a successful job hunt.
Last time I re-revealed the thing you must always do. Today I re-reveal another secret, how to answer the big question…
Secret #6: Stay Involved In Your Career
With the extra time left from applying to fewer jobs, there is nother thing you should be doing while out of work. You need to stay involved in your career field.
I can almost guarantee you will be asked in any interview you get, “What have you been doing while you’ve been unemployed.” And I guarantee that, if you do get that question, “Looking for work” will not be a satisfactory answer. What can you do to give a satisfactory answer?
Next – Stop hiding!
Jim Adcock is Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club, an organization in Austin, Texas, whose mission is help people who have lost their jobs to get the skills they need to land their next job, and to help them cope with the interim between jobs. Check out previous career-related entries.