Moonlight. Freelance. Volunteer. In some way or another, pursue side projects that interest you. Be creative and be dedicated – it’s fine to use these side projects as a way to try out different jobs, but once you’ve found something that interests you, stick with it. There’s no guarantee that a volunteer job will turn into a paid position or a freelance gig into enough for fulltime work, but it’s certainly a possibility. Meanwhile, if you’re stuck in one career and dreaming of making a leap to something completely different, this is how you will be able to bridge the gap. If you like your career but aren’t getting enough experience to help you move forward, this is how you’ll pad the CV.
Last week, we covered 10 simple ways to make work better in the short term. This week is all about big fixes. Check in every day this week for a new tip on how to ensure your longterm happiness.