Here in Michigan, nearly 16% of our population is unemployed right now, and that doesn’t include the people who are under-employed or have just stopped looking for work. It can be a very difficult time, and as someone who has been unemployed long-term, I can relate to the frustration and boredom of unplanned off-time. But there are so many useful, worthwhile things you can do while you’re looking for new job! Here’s my list of the 7 ways to handle unemployment boredom… all of which I’ve done!
1. Go Back to School
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Not only will going back to school make you more attractive to potential employers, it’s also a great networking opportunity, and it’s interesting. Sure, it can be … daunting… to be the oldest person in the room sometimes, but it’s still worth a shot, and if you’re unemployed, you may even be able to go back to school for free!