So, you’re unemployed. Lots of time on your hands. What are you going to do with all that quality time?
This article at CareerRealism offers 5 suggestions: volunteer, keep your skills current, network, freelance and build up your network presence. These let you do something meaningful and take concrete steps toward finding your next job.
These are excellent suggestions, but why wait until you’re unemployed? These are great suggestions for any time. Doing these activities up front can help you keep your current position or get a head jump on your next job search. Don’t worry that you can’t put a lot of time on it while working. Large victories are built upon small ones.