Looking for a job? Me too! What are some things we could be doing instead?
You’re looking for a job right now. I can see it. In your other tab on Google Chrome, you’ve got a staffing company, and you’re hoping against hope that today is the day they call so you can start working for 8.50 and maybe be able to pay your phone bill this month, if not your rent.
Well, the job search is no fun. Here are some things you are probably doing instead of job searching.
1.) Facebook. Duh. Hello. People you’ve not spoken to since you graduated college two years ago are talking about the number of babies that they’re having with their gorgeous spouses who all have six figure jobs. Got to look at that.
2.) Angry Birds. Bejeweled. These games offer a sense of accomplishment. Yes yes yes, the creditors are almost beating down the door but at least you found that last damn golden egg WITHOUT any help from Google. That’s something. Something, right?
3.) You’re in perfectly good shape, but you’re looking up things about dieting. You know you are.
4.) That corner of the ceiling looks really good. Keep staring at it.
5.) You know what you haven’t done in a while? Made your bed. You need to do that. Right now. Staffing will wait. You are more than aware of how much time you have on your hands now.
Well, and now that you’ve finished all the seasons of How I Met Your Mother, I know you can finally get back to the search. You can find a job. If naysayers are bringing you down, just roll your eyes and listen to your own positive voice. Get out there and do it!
job hunting (Photo credit: Robert S. Donovan)