Lately it’s been really hard to come up with topics to write about. My focus has been elsewhere.
Being unemployed and looking for a job has proven to be harder than anticipated. In the current economic climate most companies aren’t hiring, and those that are, are looking for people with solid long term experience. This leaves us, newly graduates, in a dead space where no one really wants us.
Although I’ve only been looking for a couple of months my faith in traditional job searching is slowly disappearing. I do not intend to abandon traditional job searching, but I feel that my best chances of finding a job or another source of income are elsewhere.
I thought I’d share with you some of the things that you can do, and that I’m going to try, to promote yourself and create your own revenue source.
- Distribute samples of your work ( postcards and business cards that you can give people for free);
- Create unique and new ways to contact the companies your interested in ( be different and try to stand out from the crowd);
- Turn your hobbies into a revenue source (open a shop online or sell your goods in fairs and markets);
- Create a business plan that you feel passionate about and find someone willing to finance it.
You probably heard all of these things in the past, but in the economy we live in, if no one is willing to give us work then we should try to create some for ourselves. I’m going to try all of these and I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime I take my inspiration from fellow blogger Erin from Analyfe. Also looking for a job and also recently out of college she has been an inspiration and a rock in a sea of uncertainty, check her out!
Whatever you do, do something you love, it’s the only thing that makes it worth the effort!