You’ve spent some time searching and applying for various jobs. You have probably gotten an interview or two and now the wait begins. If you are wondering what to do while you wait for the next interview or the call that says you have finally gotten the job you’ve been waiting for, then keep reading.
1. Learn a new language
Travel would have been at the top of my list, but since nobody is going anywhere at the moment, it’s a good time to learn a language or two from the comfort of your home. There are so many apps you can use to do this. Learning new languages could position you to land more exciting jobs with opportunities for travel.
2. Take a course
There are online classes for practically anything these days. Take advantage of this and sign up for a course that can teach you a new skill or enhance the skills you already have.
3. Do freelance work
Thank God for the internet. You can search for and get short-term gigs to do. Many websites exist for freelancing and remote work. You can also let friends and family know that you are available to lend an extra pair of hands or eyes to tasks and projects they are executing.
4. Start a blog/podcast/vlog
What better way to let people know what you know than to put it on a platform. You could use this free time to build a community. If you are blogging about something that relates to your career, then you can also include that in your resume so your prospective employers have an idea of your views and the value you bring to the table.
5. Read a new book
The time you have while you wait for a job offer is a great time to pick up a book and read. It could be a book relating to work or a novel. While reading, you will definitely be learning as well.
6. Take up a hobby
Now is the time to try out those things you’ve always wanted to try. You could try sewing, knitting, building something, writing. The point is to keep your mind active and sharp till you get that offer and resume at work.
7. Start a business
You could try your hands on starting a small business; there are a few businesses you could start you with little or no capital. Look around to see what needs you can meet and set off to meet them. Who knows, it might turn out to be much bigger than you planned!
8. Learn to code
Even if you are not in the tech industry, this is an interesting skill to have, with IT being pivotal to the future of work. There are more than a few websites online where you can learn how to code and who knows how handy it could come in.
9. Start an exercise routine
You might as well get those six packs while you wait! Start a fitness routine that can help you combat the effects of the sedentary lifestyle that comes with most jobs. You’ll also get some endorphins going to fight depression and boost your energy.
Take some time to kick back and just relax. Once you get that job, you might not have as much time as you want to relax. Binge watch movies, sleep well, do whatever makes you happy and chill.