Finding a job is a full time job.  Don't expect to apply for one post and then be handed that on a silver platter.  Work on finding a job like you would work for your new employer - give it everything you have, at least eight hours a day, at least five days a week.  Apply for all posts you may qualify for.  Even apply for ones you are slightly under-qualified for.  Some employers sometimes list higher requirements than what they really require and you just may fit into their requirements once they have seen your CV and had an interview with you.

Being unemployed may be a good time to re-evaluate your life and expectancies. This may be an ideal time to find a job in a town closer to family or loved ones (or further if your prefer ;-) ). You may even be able to find a career in a completely different field, something you always wanted to do but just never got the opportunity for.

You may find yourself in a situation where you can turn your hobby into a profitable business.

Being unemployed is not always that bad - it sometimes opens the door to great opportunity.

However, we do realise some people simply do not want to attempt to set up their own businesses. Some people simply prefer to work and earn a stable pay cheque every month.  Absolutely nothing wrong with this, workers are needed.

Some advice:


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