5 Unconventional Career Paths You Can Take To Reduce Unemployment

5 Unconventional Career Paths You Can Take To Reduce Unemployment

You may be wondering, what are non-traditional occupations? It functions out of the norm and also has an unusual setup.

Such as unusual tasks, schedules, and environments that are not your usual 9-5 office or company business. You can also think of them as having flexibility in how they perform. An example of this could be flexible working remotely, or online jobs, now with the current unemployment crisis in our country.

For the second quarter of 2021, official unemployment The rate in South Africa was 34.4% while in 2022 the unemployment rate was 33.9% lower in the second quarter. A difference of one percent from the previous year.

Here are online jobs we think are worth a try:

Teaching English online

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Do you expect to teach English? Then you can apply for an online teaching job that requires you to teach students from all over the world.

To successfully teach English online, you will need a TEFL certificate, a laptop with a webcam and a fast and reliable internet connection.

An undergraduate degree in any field is recommended but not mandatory. Also, if you are not a native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of fluency through an English Proficiency Test. This will help determine if you are fit to teach English.


be a teacher

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Tutoring is not only a well-paid side job but it can also be a rewarding full-time career.

Teachers help provide individual or group guidance in an educational setting. The teacher can communicate with students verbally using the whiteboard, administer tests, post homework assignments, and share resources, such as course materials or lecture notes.

Teachers should also be experts in the subjects they teach. They must have at least a formal education and a university degree.


Make copies

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A transcriber is a documentation specialist, the job requires listening to audio recordings and converting them into written documents. It needs someone who is patient with some serious training.

Becoming a scribe requires excellent writing skills and good hearing. It also requires accuracy and commitment to produce a high quality written document


Online polls

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There are many benefits to taking online surveys, the most obvious being that it is a great way to earn extra money.

Online surveys are usually from companies that hire people to complete surveys and reward them for this.

It is a good way for businesses to get reliable feedback and employees to earn money. It is relatively convenient to complete and most surveys only take 8-20 minutes to complete. Which you can while watching TV or taking a break.


Social Media Marketing

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If you are someone who is actively involved in social media, who also loves to have interesting content, have a penchant for writing fast content, and are passionate about analytics, then social media marketing is for you.

Most small businesses do not have the resources to maintain an active and consistent feed on social media and this is where you fall in. However, the task is not as easy as it seems but it is satisfying.

You have to take into account how much freedom a business gives you to manage its social content. On top of that, some companies want you to create content that can go viral. You may also have to deal with responses, direct messages, comments, and PR that go viral on social media.

You can start by doing a digital marketing course to understand how the online world works and then slowly move on to social media marketing which gives you the freedom to focus on one thing

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