How long is it normal to be unemployed without raising any red flags? Start of week 5 and I’m feeling discouraged.

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If you’re an intern looking for another internship or jr role, you have plenty of time. Don’t get stressed!

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I started taking short term freelance gigs while I was applying for jobs/internships. Connect yourself with a creative head hunting agency and see what’s up. But yeah as long as you can pay your bills 5 weeks ain’t that long.

Just say you were getting so many interesting freelance jobs, you had to bail on your staff position. The game is about perception. Always create the perception you are a creative in need. No one wants to hire the creative no one else wants... You want to create the perception of being in need... rather than looking needy...

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