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Upgrade Yourself While Between Jobs — 11 Comments

  1. Hahahaha you are so funny. I remember a line from “Shawshank Redemption” that was really good: “Get busy living or get busy dying.” When you procrastinate one task, you are actually making another choice.

  2. I need to work on procrastination :-/ … This is a great list to do even if you are working…I’ll get to it one of these days!

  3. One of the best things I ever did was take the time between jobs to start freelancing and writing as much as possible for others. Not only did it keep me on top of my skills, I had lots of samples to show my current employer that looked good at the interview.

  4. Right now, I’m working on upping my industry knowledge. Although I have a Journalism degree and years of writing experience, blogging is such a different platform than television reporting. I’m learning a lot through other folks who have been in this biz a lot longer than me and by attending my first conference in October. Oh, btw, so proud of you for knocking this A-Z challenge out the park! My procrastination, or rather tardiness, would not have allowed me to take this on…lol

  5. You are right, the time between jobs is ideal for improving skills and going back to school. The time can be used to learn completely different skills to go in a brand new career direction.

  6. It’s amazing how outdated I feel after being out of the workforce for a few years (to stay home with my kids.) I know I have a lot of “brushing up” to do!

  7. With the world changing so quickly, and technology in constant flux, you’re absolutely right. Keeping on top of skills and information is nothing but beneficial!

  8. What great advice. I spent a very unexpected 6 months unemployed and I made sure I got up at 6am every weekday morning to save myself from being totally unproductive. Sure, I did a lot of pottering about, but I tried to keep it to a minimum.

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