After five years struggling in a thankless job for a paycheck that barely covered your rent, you were rewarded with an unexpected layoff. Now you find yourself scanning job boards, networking and scrambling to get back into a field you were never very excited about to begin with. You may even have to accept a pay cut just for the privilege of stepping back into…whatever that was.
If this describes your situation, you may find yourself asking a few common questions. You may wonder if you made the wrong career choice years ago and have just been going through the motions. You may wonder if this is all there is, whether this struggle is just a normal and necessary part of life, or if there are other options.
Welcome to LiveCareer, where we answer questions like these every day. And yes, there are other options – lots of them. Explore LiveCareer's website for more information, and in the meantime, consider these common alternatives to the conventional job search.
Make the Change Happen
All of these options entail a minor degree of risk, and they each may require a somewhat conservative attitude toward daily spending, at least for a while. They also demand a degree of patience and personal resilience. But these obstacles aren't insurmountable. When you're ready to get off the treadmill, get help and find the answers you need to start moving. It's your life, you should live it how you want to!