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Unemployed? Make something of it and take the chance for lifelong learning!

14th March 2024

Unemployment is often perceived as a challenging time, but it also offers opportunities!

Unemployment is often perceived as a challenging time, but it also harbours great opportunities for personal development and career reorientation. This phase offers the chance to reinvent yourself and expand skills that are in demand in today's labour market. 

We have five key strategies for you to make the most of this time:

Network and build connections: Expand your professional network by attending industry events and engaging in online communities to explore new career opportunities.

Pursue personal projects: Use free time to pursue personal projects that can showcase your creativity and skills. Whether it's your own blog, a podcast or creative endeavours, these passions can not only motivate you, but also demonstrate your skills and interests to potential employers.

Lifelong learning and continuing education: "Lifelong learning" is the keyword here! Invest in your education through online courses or specialised bootcamps to gain in-demand skills in areas such as web development or data science. In today's digital world, technology skills are in high demand. A tech bootcamp can be a great way to quickly learn in-demand skills. And with an education voucher, which you can get from the Federal Employment Agency, such a training programme is even free of charge for you. 

Self-reflection and career planning: Use the time for thorough self-reflection to identify your career goals, strengths and areas for development. This can help you develop a clear plan for your professional future and make decisions that will bring you closer to your goals.

Volunteering or internships: Get involved in volunteer projects or look for internship opportunities in your field of interest. Not only can these experiences provide valuable insights into different industries, but they can also expand your professional network and strengthen your CV.

By combining these approaches, you can make unemployment a productive and enriching time that prepares you for future success and improves your chances on the labour market.

If you want to take your future into your own hands, then take a look here to see if there is a suitable IT training programme for you – the digital world of work is just waiting for you! If you would prefer to look around the employment agency platform first, we have an article here on how you can use the job offers effectively.

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