Jobless? Here Are 6 Opportunities You Should Explore
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4. Go Back to School
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If the industry of your old job was hurt by the struggling economy, consider going back to school to make yourself more marketable. There are many different options in re-educating yourself, ranging in price, location, and degree.

Going back to school can be more affordable than you think. Check out rates at community colleges and technical schools, which are generally affordable and tailored to local industry and community needs. Also, consider online education at schools including:
  • University of Phoenix
  • DeVry University
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • America Intercontinental University
If you cannot afford to pay for education, consider attending free programs located at non-profit organizations, charities, and even your local library. To find such programs, search the internet, talk to others who can help you, and stop by your local library and speak with a librarian to learn more about the opportunities out there.

If you are 55 years or older, the American Association of Retired People (AARP) often has free programs for individuals who meet certain income thresholds. Go to the AARP’s website for further details at:

Next, we’ll go over how to fill any gaps in your resume for future employers.