Posted April 25, 2012 by

Tips for the Unemployed Six Months or More

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comIf you have not found a job in the past six months, you would want recruiters and employers to believe that you still are interested in working.  Sure, an employer may wonder why, but not just view you negatively.  However, a recent article points out that some employers are using being unemployed long-term (over six months) as an excuse to separate these workers from the competition.  That is why the long-term unemployed must prove their desire to be a part of the workforce.

Here are some tips for you to keep in mind if you’re among the long-term unemployed:

Use free resources– Visit your local library or career center to find information that is relevant to your job search.  There are usually people who are willing and able to help you.

Take an online class or find a free workshop– These are opportunities to learn new skills or enhance other ones, which can make you a stronger candidate for the job you want.

Volunteer– Volunteering allows you to serve others and show people what you can do.  It can also enhance your resume by filling in gaps between jobs.

For more tips to help the long-term unemployed, see the source below.

Being out of work for any length of time isn’t ideal for most people, but if it has been six months or longer, employers may not believe you are interested in obtaining a job.  Use these tips to improve your job search, and show employers that you have a place in today’s workforce.


By William Frierson

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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