4 Strategic Ways to Turn Unemployment Into a Better Resume


When employees lose their jobs, they start updating their resumes, networking, and searching job boards for job postings. What most are focused on, however, are tactical ways of landing the next job.

They take their own skill set, location, and existing job openings as a given. They forget that even a perfectly written resume will not help land a job if there are not many openings in their city or industry, or if they are not qualified for the jobs available. The resulting lack of success in job hunting just wastes precious time, is demoralizing, and increases the "employment gap."