Saturday, June 15, 2013

5 Things You Should be Doing if You're [an] Unemployed [Writer]

Career building and job search websites have a tendency to distill career search advice into list form. Can such advice apply to the unemployed writer as well? I think so, and I've re-purposed a list from careerealism.com into an even pithier form:
  1. Volunteer - "volunteering can increase your chances if you're strategic about it."
  2. Keep your skills current - "Spend time each day building that skill."
  3. Network - "At a temporary dead end with your current contacts? Look beyond traditional networking events."
  4. Freelance - "a good way to boost your skills, resume, portfolio, professional network, income, and confidence."
  5. Build an online presence - "Get found online. Create on online portfolio to showcase your work."
Am I wrong, or do these prompts inspire specific things you could be doing?

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