As a recent grad, I’ve come to the hard realization that jobs are difficult to get. That applying means patience, and a mental fortitude that could rival any politician. You have to keep up the appearance that everything is alright, and that you are the crowning achievement of your studies; when often you feel the opposite and are unsure of the future.
I’ve been at this for a mere three months, and I’m feeling drained already.
Volunteering is really the best option for any grad. It gets you out, it gives you something to do, looks good on a resume, and helps make connections. Volunteering is probably saving my sanity at this moment. It at least feels like I’m doing something, and not stuck in some rut.
Another thing that really helps is to take free online courses, you probably won’t get certification unless you pay but the courses let you keep your mind fresh and keep what you learned in your head. I’ve found that MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses is a pretty good place. Khan academy doesn’t necessarily have courses but the videos are executed nicely.
The last thing that has helped me out a lot would be hobbies. I’ve found that reading and writing are my two favorite activities so far. Reading offers some sort of escape that people seem to accept better than my amazing video games that I love and also play on a late Saturday night ( My life has never been so exciting). While writing make me feel productive when the volunteer scene is exceptionally slow.
That’s pretty much all the advice I can think of when it comes to keeping yourself sane while you work and rework your resumes and cover letters.
*Anime and binge watching Netflix helps as well (Try to keep it to a minimum mind you)