When you have to go out and look for a job, you want to get one requiring the skills you usually get paid for. Sometimes those skills may not be in demand. Rather than not working, you can look at all your strengths and skills to find needed jobs.
Many trainers will talk about making lists of what you have done, can do, and love to do. It is an excellent start to matching specific skills to jobs that need filling.
Many workforce centers and local community colleges offer a personality test (usually free) to help you determine what kinds of jobs you have a personality for. If you go to www.onetonline.org you can take an outstanding assessment for free. It only takes about 20 minutes to do it and get some ry
It is also good to seek feedback from trusted friends, family, or colleagues. Remember, when you are out of work and looking for a job, it is the time to let everyone know.
Try getting out and doing some volunteer work. Do some to get out and work with folks that will see you doing things. Do not let it take up all your time.
Keep a journal of what works well for you and what isn’t helping. Not everything works immediately, so have some patience.
Remember, it’s never too late to discover new talents and passions.