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Reasons why you shouldn’t freak out after Graduating College without a Job!

We all know graduating sucks! Saying goodbye to parties, endless pizza, and people you like is sad. And it’s even worse when you pass out the college without a secured job. You think you’ve failed everything, your parents, yourself. But wait! You’re not alone. In a survey of recent college graduates conducted last, 86 percent of respondents hadn’t yet found a job. Check out the other reasons not to lose your chill if you don’t get a job straight after college:

Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. And sleep.

You don’t get to pick your work schedule and it definitely doesn’t start at 1 p.m. Most likely, you’ll be there at some ungodly hour every morning and get home around dinner, or later, every night. Your days of getting at least 11 hours of sleep are over once you start working so enjoy it while you can.

You will be living in the best place.

So, you were living in hostel and are now moving back home, Chances are your parents will keep the house way cleaner than your hostel room was, and now you hopefully don’t have to share one bathroom with 40 other people. The fridge is also usually stocked, so you can practice cooking in a real kitchen with actual counter space before you move into your first shoebox apartment.

You can become actually do nothing.

After when you use to wear diaper this will be the time when you can actually just sit and do nothing. Since kindergarten, you’ve technically been working. You’ve spent 16 years writing papers, giving presentations, doing homework, and working on all the assignments: group projects. You will have ample time to become one with the sofa and marathon Disney Channel original movies.

Help others and indulge yourself in other important activities.

You can take your pick of daytime volunteer opportunities like you can pick up odd jobs for cash the other days, like babysitting or helping your old neighbor clean out her garage. You also get to spend time with your parents as a real adult, where you can develop a different and new relationship with them.

Enjoy the attention you are getting.

True, getting asked, “So what are your plans?” by literally everyone gets irritating. But look at it this way: For the next few months, you’re a freaking star. You just graduated college; that’s a big fucking deal. People send congratulations your way, constantly showering you with compliments and, if you’re lucky, graduation checks.

You will have enough time for job hunting.

Literally no job opportunity will pass you by because you’re filling time every day trolling job boards, reaching out for networking opportunities, and researching your industry. You’re also able to drop everything to go in for a job interview no matter what hour; when you’re trying to get your second job, sneaking out of work is so hard.

You can become actually do nothing.

After when you use to wear diaper this will be the time when you can actually just sit and do nothing. Since kindergarten, you’ve technically been working. You’ve spent 16 years writing papers, giving presentations, doing homework, and working on all the assignments: group projects. You will have ample time to become one with the sofa and marathon Disney Channel original movies.

Think what type of job you actually want to do.

Instead of jumping into a career that makes you feel unsure, you can go deep and figure out the right move for you, so you can enter the workforce in an industry you truly love and are prepared for it. You majored in psychology but maybe you’re not sure you want to be a psychologist. Use this time to reflect and research a career you’ll actually like, go on informational interviews, take internships, and shadow pros in jobs you’ve only read about.

You can follow your passions.

Sometimes, the job you go to every day isn’t your passion.  Not being passionate about your job is OK and normal! But when you don’t have one, you have the freedom to go follow what makes you randy. And, once you find a job (and you will), you’ll already have set up an activity that de-stresses you and makes you happy. Plus, it’s a great talking point for interviews because they will ask you what you like to do for funsies

Mira is a budding columnist and blogger who has turned her interest of designing and creativity into an entire career. Mira is a sagacious and with her witty writing, beautiful photography and snippets, be it homeware or travel, her adventures will keep you going for more

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