Create a WebsiteWhether you’d like to create a website promoting yourself or your work, just the mere that that you’re able to create a website will impress employers.
Develop a SkillYou can decide to improve upon a skill you currently have or develop new skills you think employers would find beneficial. Technology skills now, more than ever, are useful within the workplace. You can sign up for free courses, take online courses or look up workshops within your community.
FreelanceJust because you don’t have full-time employment does not mean you can’t gain work experience. You can still work on freelance projects within your field – just market yourself through your brand new web site!
Get CertifiedDepending on your type of field, you can get certified in a variety of areas. Certifications are often ignored, but they shouldn’t be because they legitimize your skill set. Here are some categories you may way to consider: Computer Certifications Did you know you can get certifications for computer programs you already know? Here are just some of the many examples: • Google Adwords
• Adobe Certified Associate program
• Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) Certification
• Microsoft Certified Professional
• Microsoft Microsoft Office Specialist, which is program-based
• Cisco’s IT Certification Programs, which range from entry level to expert as well as offering specialties
First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Certifications Most offices pay to get employees certified in these so hiring someone with these certifications would certainly be a bonus! You can learn more about pursuing these certifications here. Certifications to Teach English as a Second Language If you’ve known a language your whole life, chances are you can get certified to teach it. Your certification options are TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) Certificate, TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate.