But when the bills are due, your landlord won’t accept the fact that your pride won’t allow you to take a “lesser job.” Roll up your sleeves and start applying to jobs everywhere, including a donut shops and outlet stores. Hey, my stint at Blockbuster Video meant free movie rentals and dibs on new movie releases.
Build your skills: If you’re forced to work a temporary job outside your field, it’s imperative to keep abreast of new developments in your industry so that you stay relevant. Remember, the longer you’re out of the field, the harder it may be to get a job. This can be as simple as logging on to Youtube.com and searching for tutorials. The site is laden with how-to videos from experts. You’ll also want to search for seminars relating to your career that fit into your schedule. Don’t just take in the information—Try it! Who knows? You may be able to start your own business.
Venture into different fields: As you look for a temporary job, spend some time figuring out your latent passions and talents. Try researching careers and industries that have long interested you at the library and online. Start small and develop a plan. It may be as simple as starting a blog or learning html coding. Pick up a book, look for how-to podcasts and videos on iTunes. Find opportunity within the turmoil.