ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Brighter Side of Unemployment!

Updated on May 25, 2012

Unemployment

Unemployment is definitely a bane for individuals and in this global recession period with companies letting go of personnel, it is turning into a grim reality for many of us. Many view unemployment as a derailment of one’s life. Careers are ended, days ahead with absolutely nothing to do, losing friends and acquaintances at work and for those with families with young kids; unemployment means a lot of pressure to cope with the family needing a new breadwinner to keep everything in the house stable.

It is unfortunate that unemployment also brings out negativity in an individual. Within weeks of losing one’s job, depression, boredom and frustration at even the tiniest of things would start affecting the individual. Perhaps, it is time to view unemployment in a different light. Before you go browsing through the internet for jobs that are insignificant and cause further unhappiness, maybe you should take a step back and enjoy being a bum around the house.

The Brighter Side

Happily_Unemployed  (Pic Source:unknown)
Happily_Unemployed (Pic Source:unknown)

Being unemployed will give you plenty of time to focus and value the finer and more important things in life. It will give you a chance to pick up new skills, something that once made you think, “Hey, that would be cool to learn but I’m just too swamped with work now.” It could be learning how to cook a simple meal for your family, learning the basics of carpentry or even fixing up and troubleshooting your own computer if you are a self-declared computer goon. Since you are not swamped with work anymore, picking up these skills or any other will only further improve you as a person. Since there are practically endless skills to pick up, the world is indeed your oyster.

America's Funniest Home Videos 2012

If you have saved up some money during your employment days, you should probably consider traveling as well. Exploring unexplored and unfamiliar destinations will not only open your mind to different cultures but it will make you appreciate what life has to offer. Research has shown that traveling to an unfamiliar setting will most likely leave you with not only fond memories of the place but will make you a more complete individual.

Even during unemployment, it is crucial that you keep contacting friends and acquaintances. You may have been their superior while you were employed but maybe it is time that you bite the bullet, swallow some pride and tell them that you are seeking a job. One should never underestimate the power of networking. A huge portion of job openings and opportunities are not published and advertised to the whole world so your contacts could be the ones who get you the ticket to your new career.

With the rise of the internet, if you are feeling a little adventurous, try your hand at some e-business or a part-time job to earn you some income while you are in the rough. Sites like ebay, amazon marketplace and other auction-based websites allow you to put up some of your unneeded belongings or prized possessions up for sale. This will also give you a chance to finally organize your house, setting aside the unneeded goods up for sale on your new e-business website or, if you are in the mood of giving, donate the goods to your local Salvation Army or other non-profit organizations. Like they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Planning your time, even during unemployment, should be emphasized over and over again. Even during unemployment, one can start lazing away and watch the days slip by without much activity. This is a vicious cycle that individuals who are unemployed should always look out for. Start scheduling your day to get maximum productivity. Spend the morning going for a jog or exercising. Set aside a few hours after breakfast job hunting and sending out resumes. Leave some time for yourself to relax or to learn that new skill that you always wanted to know.

Most importantly, it is essential to remain in a positive manner. Enjoy the much-needed free time. Get to know more about your family and catch up with what they are doing. In no time at all, you will get a call for a job interview and you will be well on your way to get your career back up and running again!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      subash 

      6 years ago

      hi sir, i m sagar from j&k nd i m good worker in any field nd i m very handsome plz.send me in full detail of jobs in my id subash0010@gmail.com i m very thankful to u plz.

    • profile image

      Rajeev Masurkar 

      6 years ago

      Dir sir

      I am in marchant navy.working as a pumpman. I am a good fitter.

    • Rhelena profile image

      Rhelena 

      9 years ago

      For me loosing my job was the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm working part-time again and still digging into my savings, but I've learned and done things which I would have never done if I'd had a job.

      So I guess it's how you look at it. When you hit bottom and you're still breathing, there's only one way to go and that is up!

    • ocbill profile image

      ocbill 

      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Well, now that some publicly traded companies are reporting profits from cost-cutting, months ahead possibly they will need to hire or re-hire again.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)