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So You've Graduated And You're Unemployed. Now What?

Unemployment? Make it funemployment.

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So after going through all-nighters, cup ramen 5 days in a row, and a pool full of tears through college, you've graduated! But now suddenly you're thrown out into the "real" world. Your friends are getting cool jobs and you're stuck on your couch on LinkedIn and Netflix and hating life.

Now what? Feeling sh*tty? Try these!

1. Update Your Wardrobe

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Update your interview outfit. Try your old clothes on and see if it still fits. You never know when you'll get an interview and you don't want to be scrambling through your pile of clothes for a reasonable interview outfit. Get anything hemmed or stitched if needed or go out and buy a new pair of slacks or jacket.

2. Take a Class

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So the last thing you want to do after studying for the last couple of years is...studying. But chances are, not all of your college classes were fun. Take this opportunity to sign up for some fun classes! Taking a class to help your future career path is even better.

Check out your nearby community colleges, your city hall, or even your old school, to see if they have any fun classes to offer that you can attend for just a couple of months. You can do anything from jewelry making, brushing up on your Photoshop skills, to learning a new language.

3. Learn How To Cook/Make Cocktails

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Wash away the pain of unemployment by drinking. Okay, don't do that.

But you can learn how to whip up some classic cocktails alongside an artichoke dip stuffed bread. If you're living alone, cooking will become a necessity (unless you want to become broke) so why not learn how to make a simple and easy, one pan chicken broccoli Alfredo?

3. Clean & Redecorate Your Room

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Maybe your room isn't necessarily what your friends or parents would call "clean" or maybe it's still reminiscent of a college dorm room. Use the time now to clean and redecorate your room. You don't have to splurge to get new furniture. Go thrift-shopping or paint your old furniture if that's up your alley.

4. Take Up An Internship

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Take up an internship to get in those extra bucks or experience to keep you going. Many "real world" jobs (even entry-level) require "3-5 years of experience" so while it may not be ideal, an internship may not be a bad idea.

5. Do Something You've Always Wanted To Do

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Use that free time you have now to do something you've always wanted to do! Maybe it's helping out an animal shelter, making a YouTube channel for your cool dance moves, taking up knitting, or going on a solo (or w/ a friend!) trip to another state/country. Whatever it is, go out and have fun!

6. Start Your Own Business

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Maybe from that free time, you got into something creative. And maybe you can sell that something creative for some extra money! Etsy is a great place to start and has a large community of supporters and buyers! Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.

7. Spruce Up Your Resume & Interview Skills

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While you're applying for those jobs, you just might get that call! Make sure your interview skills are on point with this handy chart. If you're not there yet, make sure to polish that resume of yours; here are some tips.

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