Six tips to get out of the unemployment rut
6. Give temping a try
According to a study (PDF) by Staffing Industry Analysts, temporary employment was up almost 20% in 2010 over the previous year. Many companies are filling holes in their staffing structures by bringing on temporary employees.
If you are out of work, consider a contract option. Not only will temp work keep your skills sharp and give you a chance to learn about a different company, industry, and new positions, it can let you show off your talents and expertise to a potential employer.