What do I do if I've been unemployed for three months?

I've been looking actively for a new job, but no leads yet.

Asked by Lucille

2 Answers


As Nathan said, all you can do is keep trying. Besides the obvious stuff of continuing to apply and grow your network, it's super important to not get down on yourself as it'll only affect your ability to continue sending applications and working your connections. It's really easy to think that you're not gonna get a job, but truth is that it takes some hard work and some luck to make yourself stand out to the right people at the right time. Some say luck is out of your control, but my favorite quote is "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." So get out there, stay prepared, collide with opportunities and make your own luck!

Answered by ChantalNew York University


Keep applying! In the meantime, work on side projects, volunteer, and reach out to people at different companies to ask to get coffee so you can learn more about their job.

Answered by NathanJohns Hopkins University