Welcome to the Nuthouse.
Please, enjoy your stay.
Stay positive and motivated
It’s easy to get lost in the destructive cycle of thinking, “I’ll apply for jobs tomorrow,” but don’t fall into that mind trap. Act like you’re working a full-time job, sending out resumes and networking Monday through Friday. It might get boring and tedious, but so will living at home.
Be cautious, though, and avoid becoming numb to the whole process. After sending out dozens of applications, your eyes will glaze over the details and you may start making mistakes. You won’t see errors on your resume and you may start making huge mistakes on your cover letters. Don’t be afraid to take a break or ask a friend or former professor to lend a hand and edit your work.
Finally, stay positive. It truly is a matter of when, not if, you get a job. You can trick yourself into thinking you’re not good enough, that all employers are evil or that working as a waiter isn’t all that bad, but at the end of the day you earned a degree in your respective field because you love it. You have passion for the subject, want to explore it further and, possibly, even get paid along the way.
Don’t let your dreams fade away. Proudly hang up your diploma, put away your graduation robe, thank Mom for making dinner and stay excited for what the future will bring.
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