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Everyone knows looking for work sucks. It can be isolating, frustrating, depressing, and it tests your sense of self-worth. So to help you survive it, here's a list of five invaluable things I didn't know I needed until I jumped into the fray myself. And let me tell you, these things are getting me through it on the daily.
1. A Workout Plan.
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Yoga, running, zumba, power walking, cartwheels through a field of flowers, whatever--working out gives structure to your day, and the much-needed ability to immediately feel, and eventually see, that you are in fact making progress and taking proactive steps towards change. Plus, the endorphin rush is super, extremely helpful in keeping you out of the dark pit of existential despair you feel when you realize you're just a girl, standing in front of an HR office, asking it to love you.
2. Relentlessly Upbeat Music
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3. A Wardrobe Plan
4. An Outfit That Looks Good On Camera
Now, something you may want to think about as a vintage-wearing lady is how vintage to go. You want to be memorable, but I've always had the sneaking suspicion that full-on vintage apparel, without the context of my hard work and skill set, can cause people to take me less seriously. For this reason, I take it easy in the interview, and once I'm at the office and knocking socks off, I gradually transition into what I love wearing. Should you have to do this? Well, no-- people should judge you by your credentials, your talents, skills, etc. But unfortunately, the real world isn't perfect, and depending on how badly you need a job, this may not be a hill worth dying on.
5. Box Wine
Not into wine? Rent a movie from RedBox or your local library, read a book you're slightly ashamed about (YA novels are wildly popular for a reason, guys), have a piece of candy-- just make sure that once in a while, you congratulate yourself for sticking it out.
The job hunt sucks. It just does-- it sucks. But you know what? You're awesome, because you're doing it. If you can keep on truckin', it's going to pay off-- just stay in it, stay positive, and maybe give these tips a try.
Do you have any go-to tricks for surviving the job hunt? Share 'em in the comments below!
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