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So, I’m 2 months post grad and painfully realizing the full extent of the phrase, “finding a job IS a full time job.” I can’t help but feel a sense of dread wash over me every time I even look at a job board, and it’s really hard to not let the hopelessness set in sometimes. Any tips on combating this feeling for the sake of your literal income depending on your dwindling motivation?

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You just gotta keep applying, unfortunately that's the way the game is. You gotta keep pushing, applying and clawing your way in. Reach out to alumni, reach out to people here, apply again and again, hit up your university's career service etc. We fail only when we believe we failed

Try to do informational interviews (especially with alumni). Helps a ton to get references to jobs. I put this info interview resource together, which includes a 20 min workshop, email templates, questions to ask, etc. Here is link if you want to check out https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mf4HGr-auq-BwryRZP6BlAD8ujG6tOfK?usp=sharing

Tbh just look for hiring managers on LinkedIn and set up a meeting with them. Ask them at the end “How do I get an interview with xyz” the answer is I will put in a referral for you

Definitely connecting with people on LinkedIn. Find professionals from different companies with the title you’d want to work. Connect with them and ask if they’re available for a 15 min coffee chat. Ask about their work, what the culture is like and how they were able to get in. Also utilize your alumni network on LinkedIn

Join some of the virtual job boards! If you’re still in the Texas area, this is a great resource. They have a weekly “introduce yourself” post where you can drop your LinkedIn and what kind of jobs you’re looking for https://www.facebook.com/groups/austindigitaljobs/?ref=share

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