How to get back on the employed path
She wore an outstanding outfit to make her get a job
Those clothes were supposed to give her the opportunity to work from home
(And to never again wore those). However, as she walked down the street
Where the meeting was supposed to be,
One of her sandals broke off
She then was well dressed but barefoot
Now she must find a store
To replace the unfortunate shoes
All the money she saved
Will be spent in this chance
Of what might bring her success
What she didn’t know
Is that she forgot her purse back home
When being unemployed or a recent graduate college student, getting a job is like a blessing.
First off, because getting a job allows you a financial income. Professionally, it covers any gap in your cv that might be left empty. In the long run, if you have a huge gap on your cv as an unemployed, you have to be sure to make a story convincing enough to explain what was that for –as long as you’re interested on getting in the corporate world.
The transition from being unemployed to employed is tough: as an unemployed, you might have programmed your day with things to do. We try to fill up any free time to do stuff we’re passionate about –or we have interest on, to build up our skills.
Therefore, by spending the day applying for jobs, doing sports, meeting friends and doing paperwork, our days are quickly filled up.
What will happen to all those things, once you get the job you wanted?
Maybe these tips will cheer you up about the fact that you got the job you applied for:
- Stop philosophizing. Once you make a decision, stop wondering about it. If you haven’t changed the world while looking for a job, try changing it once you have one. But give the most at your workplace.
- Make the most of the commute. Instead of waking up and slowly starting your day at home, you’ll be spending this time going to work. Listen to the radio, read a book or write in a notebook. Or, why not, record yourself on Periscope on your way to work.
- Stick to your hobbies. Those are the things you’ll be willing to still do for free. Keep them ongoing.
- Be productive in your free time. Not only for hobbies, but for other work you might want to develop on side of your day job. Or for filling personal goals like: reading more books, watching more films, producing your own vlogs. Endless opportunities to keep you entertained and at the same time, building your skills.
- Don’t stay up late. Sleeping is a competitive advantage in the workplace. Try to get your 8 hours of sleep to be productive throughout the day. Specially, don’t binge in computer time until too late.