Keeping Yourself Marketable During Extended Unemployment - Career Tips - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are unemployed right now and you have been for some time, you want to make sure that you maintain your marketability. Consider volunteering, not only for a professional organization, if you can, but also just for organizations that help people in your community. That is going to allow you to make new connections with people and allow you to also feel useful. If you join a professional association, consider being a greeter at some of their meetings. That is going to allow you to be the first person to meet people when they walk in the door to sign in for that meeting and it is going to allow you to make more connections. Connections that could, ultimately, wind up leading to a new position.