Start a routine for job searching
When you feel ready, treat the job search like a job in its own right. This may feel weird at first but the routine will grow on you and it tends to be the only way to churn out the job applications in an effective way
Redo your resume (CV)
Find out what is current. Some unemployment agencies and charities provide free resume building classes or workshops. You can also borrow books from the library on improving them.
Do everything on time
All managers can attest to the fact that the most irritating thing is managing employees who never get to the office or complete tasks on time. Hence, it is highly recommendable to wake up early and arrive at your workplace in time. One of the sure ways of doing this is by rescheduling your daily plan in order to avoid various traffic related problems such as traffic snarl ups and accidents.
Assist your boss
It goes without saying that most bosses are bombarded with very many tasks that have to be completed within the set deadlines. It is a good idea to assist your boss complete some of the tasks especially if you have the required skills and expertise.
Go back to school. This isn't for everyone, There are plenty of people who shake at the knees at the thought of more exams and incurring yet more debt. However, if this is the pathway to getting you to the next stage in your life, it can be a great option.
This is about as unstable an income stream as you can possibly wish upon yourself but it comes with great freedom if you get the balance right. What are you really good at? Read books and research deeply before choosing to be a freelancer. Also check with your family that they will be supportive of this choice.
Always be a professional
This is one of the core attributes that differentiates between robust employees and their counterparts. Maintain the highest level of professionalism when carrying out your obligations. Be polite, honest and transparent when dealing with your co workers and clients. Note that some of the clients may be requested to review the quality of your service by the management team.
Network and outsource
These are the two most powerful ways of expanding your market base and job competitiveness. One of the sure ways of networking and outsourcing is by attending conferences, seminars and other events that are related to your work. Social events can also help you connect with your target customers especially if you are a marketer.
Think of all those creative things you haven't had time for before. Keep yourself occupied with a creative project such as art, learning an instrument, writing a book, making a film. Who knows where this artistic expression might lead next? Build time for it into your routine.