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Discuss four innovative strategies to counteract possible unemployment?

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drugy | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted February 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM via web

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Discuss four innovative strategies to counteract possible unemployment?

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megan-bright | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted May 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM (Answer #1)

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Strategy 1: Make Yourself Marketable

Make yourself more marketable by expanding your skill set and area of expertise. This can be done by volunteering or seeking out internships in your prospective field. Internships and volunteering can be used as networking tools, and as ways of gaining more knowledge in the field. Another way to make yourself more marketable is by going back to school and earning more college credits or a higher degree if the prospective field. In many fields, earning certifications is highly valued by employers.

Strategy 2: Prepare for the Job Hunt

Be sure your resume is of good quality. Consider adding a portfolio to stand out even more. Practice interview questions.

Strategy 3: Relocate, if necessary

In many cases, some areas of the country offer more job opportunities for specific fields. If your area is saturated or just doesn’t have job opportunities that you qualify for, consider researching other cities or states and relocating.

Strategy 4: Change Industries

If your field is one in which job opportunities are steadily decreasing regardless of location, consider changing industries and choosing a field that has better employment opportunities.

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