What Now?

CALLING ALL UNEMPLOYED SPRING GRADS OF 2017!!!!!!

College teaches you many things including how to navigate the workforce. I was so excited to take all that I’ve learned in school and make a career out of it. However, no such luck. I am still currently searching for a full time job and this stage in my life is something that college DID NOT prepare me for. So, if you are anything like me you are not alone. I know how you feel and I am here to help you cope with these tips:

1.Don’t get too comfortable: I know it’s tempting, no school = no class, homework, papers, exams, etc. You have to remember that doesn’t mean you no longer have responsibilities. Although, you do deserve a rest after the last 4 (or however many it took you to finish, no judgement!) years, you are an adult now and you can’t fall back on “I’m a student” anymore so get up and make something shake!

2. Find a “right now” job: If you don’t wanna be as broke as you were during school, surviving on top ramen and pizza, then you need to find what I call a “right now” job to support yourself until you land something more permanent. Don’t worry, this is completely separate from your career and can even be part time. Maybe a cashier at your local supermarket or a sales associate at your favorite clothing store, whatever it takes to keep you busy and put some cash in your pocket.

3. Review, Review, REVIEW: You may think your resume is rock solid and super informative of your amazing experience and education but you should review it as much as possible and be sure to cater your cover letter to each job posting in order to stand out. 90% of employers receive such a high volume of applicants that they run resumes through an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) so be sure to use keywords and phrases from each posting so the company robot won’t overlook your awesomeness.

4. Don’t get discouraged: I know it seems that you have applied for a record number of jobs followed by an astonishingly higher number of rejections but your dream job is out there waiting for you to make the right move. So, take your time with each application, make connections, know your worth, and never stand still.

We will be fine!!!!!!!!

XOXO Natalia

5 Signs they’re just not that into you.

You are always planning things that never happen

If someone really wants to see you then meeting up wont be like pulling teeth. When you find yourself being constantly cancelled on or rescheduled you just might be dealing with someone who doesn’t want to hang out. Either way, BOSS UP and stop begging for their time. You can do better.

You get left on read or sent to voicemail a lot

Although some people are, not everyone is an all day everyday texter and you cant expect for anyone to be glued to their phone ready to respond to you at the drop of a dime. However, if you are being ignored via text message for hours on end and sent to voicemail most of the time you call, the person you are trying to reach probably wants to be left alone (at least by you. sorry). So, stop waiting by the phone because there is a 99.9% chance its not going to ring.

You make more of an effort

If it seems that you are always compromising, being the bigger person, or turning the other cheek you may want to look into getting some reciprocity. Dating is an equal effort despite popular opinion. Yes, the man (or whatever your preference) is supposed to court the woman but she is supposed to show equal interest in him. When you get that funny feeling that you have been getting the run around, YOU HAVE. So, move on to someone whose on your level.

You don’t know any of their family or friends

If you are an important part of someone’s life than you should be introduced to the most important people in their life. People often show off what is important to them, good grades, a new job, car, or house, and a new partner. If the family and friends don’t know about you then you should be questioning why you’re being hidden.

They don’t remember important facts about you

No one is going to remember every single little detail about you except your mother (maybe not even her). However, if you’re dating someone and they can’t even remember your birthday or hometown, they probably aren’t listening to you when you speak.

 

If your dealing with any of these types of problems, don’t. When you know better you do better!

XOXO Natalia