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Whether you were fired, laid off, let go, need to make a career change, or just quit your job, it's important to find activities that will make you more employable when you're out of work. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time keeping up with qualified job candidates who aren't desperate for a job.

Also, you'll have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to addressing employment gaps on your resume. Your goal is to fill those employment gaps with productive activities that are relevant to your field. So, when you're unemployed, don't waste valuable time just sitting around applying to jobs online. Instead, make yourself more employable by doing one of these resume boosters:

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Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to write a blog post. The Internet has given us access to so many things over the past few decades. Whether you’re looking for cute cat videos or up-to-date commentary on a recent event, you can find virtually anything you want. The Internet also gives you the power to shape your personal brand into anything you want it to be through social media and other websites. Today, we want you to harness that power and use it to boost your professional brand. Your challenge is to write a blog post using your personal website, a blogging platform, LinkedIn, or something else, and publish it for the world to see. It’s important to establish yourself as a subject matter expert in your field of expertise. For example, if digital marketing is something you feel you’re an authority on, you could write about digital marketing techniques, strategies, and trends. That way, when employers or clients search for you online, which is inevitable, you’ll have something for them to find that directly relates to your personal brand and skill sets. Before you write a blog post, though, here are some tips:

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On a recent episode of, "Ask J.T. Anything," I was asked if writing articles on LinkedIn can help you get noticed by employers. The answer is, "yes" - but only if you understand what to write and why.

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