The Search: How to Turn Downtime Into Job Offers

IF there is one thing that most unemployed job seekers have in abundance, it is time. And yet many of them misuse it.

This is understandable. Someone who has just lost a job may be accustomed to a workplace with its schedules and deadlines, and its expectant bosses and co-workers. If you fail to finish an important assignment, you’ll hear about it.

Compare that with post-layoff life. You can assign yourself tasks, but no one will come after you if you don’t finish them. When you get up in the morning, it can seem as if a long clean carpet of time is ahead of you, but then you may decide to go to the gym, have a leisurely lunch, take a nap, check out “Dr. Phil” on TV followed by “Judge Judy,” and then you’re ready to make dinner.

Full article at the New York Times

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