Top 9 Ways to Beat Unemployment

Are you ready to join the workforce? Take a look at our Top 9 Ways to Beat Unemployment in 2021. But there’s more. Find out how you can study and job hunt at the same time.

Stuck in a slump of unemployment? Here are the Top 9 Ways to Beat Unemployment. But that’s not all, we give you tips on how to keep your skills updated and make your CV more attractive for potential employers.

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9 Ways to Beat Unemployment

Unemployment can lead to depression and anxiety. That’s why we have 9 of the top ways to beat it. Every tip has its own set of benefits that you can use to beat unemployment. Are you ready to become a working member of society? Take a look at our tips.  

Improve Your Skills 

If you have been unemployed for a while, your skills might be outdated which won’t help you get a job. Doing various short courses in your field can help you learn about what’s new and keep your skills fresh. Distance learning courses are perfect because they can be done while you job hunt. But that’s not all, you have the option between accredited or provider programmes

Turn Hobbies Into Opportunities 

Is there something you are really good at or perhaps just enjoy doing in your free time? Why not turn it into a career? Hobbies such as doing nails, playing with kids and taking photos can all be turned into career opportunities. In fact they can be turned into businesses.

Volunteer 

Not having enough experience could be the reason why you aren’t receiving feedback. Volunteering can give you both the experience you need and the opportunity to gain new skills. But that’s not all, volunteering is also a great way for you to start networking and build up contacts in your field. 

Do Your Research 

It’s not enough to just send your CV out to apply for jobs. You should do some homework on the company you are applying to. This will give you the information you need to tailor your CV to the specific company and position. You want your CV to make the perfect first impression!

Update Your CV 

Your CV is your best tool to get a job. Having it updated will be a great advantage. Ensure that your skills are updated regularly. Another good tip would be to ensure that your CV is in the correct format for the job you are applying for. 

Sign up for Networking Groups 

Rubbing shoulders with people in your industry can help you get your foot in the door. Joining networking groups is much easier than before. You can look for groups on social media such as Facebook and take it from there. 

Apply to Job Agencies 

Job agencies help you job hunt. This means that instead of you looking for a job, they do it for you. The agency takes away some of the stress. Another benefit is that some agencies will help set up your CV and cover letter. 

Take Time to Evaluate 

Applying for jobs day after day with no response can be discouraging. But the problem might be with your resume,cover letter or even your skill set. Take some time to revise your qualifications and skills. A great tip would be to update your CV and cover letter consistently.  

Attend Job Fairs 

Job fairs are a great way of networking and sitting down with employers or headhunters. This gives you the opportunity to  engage with potential employees in a neutral environment before the interview process. 

Is it Possible to Study and Job Hunt?

Yes it is. We are a distance learning institution. When studying with us you don’t attend classes. In fact,  all your studying is done from home. You are able to study at your own pace. All this allows you to attend job interviews when you need to and you can even work a full-time job while still completing your qualification.

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Kick Unemployment to the Curb!

Unemployed? Don’t worry, not for long. With our great range of distance learning courses, you will have the skills you need to upgrade your CV and kick unemployment to the curb. Ready to get started? Simply contact one of our course experts today. 

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Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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