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Creative Career Ideas and Marketing Tools for the Unemployed

By: Bianca Bartz - Published:   Updated: May 2 2011
Laid off? In this market, many have adopted the notion that when it comes to a job these days, you either can’t be too picky, or you have to be willing to be really creative.

This cluster takes a look at some of the most innovative job ideas, entrepreneurial ventures and creative self-marketing tools we’ve featured on Trend Hunter.

Implications - The recession forced companies around the world to lay off employees en masse. Newly unemployed individuals began to look for any work possible to earn an income, which led to an unusual rise in odd jobs, paid internships and innovative moneymaking schemes. These untraditional jobs kept the economy afloat.