Looking for a job can be stressful. Looking for a job while being unemployed is doubly stressful. Actually, it is probably more like stressful squared! Without a strong plan, your job search can quickly take over your life, and consume every waking moment. It can alienate you from your friends and family. Why not carve out some time to help your community?
This might sound completely insane but if you are not working, you should spend some time volunteering. That's right, working for free.
Volunteering can be a great way to learn a new skill, introduce you to new people, or just give you some productive time away from the house, all with the added benefit of doing something good for a worthwhile organization.
If you'd like to volunteer some of your time but aren't sure where to start, visit the City of Stockton Volunteer page. There are plenty of great organizations in town that are looking for volunteers.