Did you just find yourself in a place of unemployment? Turn that frown into a FUNrown, and step into the exciting world of FUNemployment!!! Below are just a few of the SUPER FUN things to look forward to during your new adventure:
Between your freelance "jobs" and "great" screenplay ideas, you'll need a creative environment far away from your gainfully employed roommates' pitying looks. You'll hop from coffee shop to coffee shop to discover which ones have the most available outlets, most reliable WiFi, and fewest angry glances shot at you after spending an eight-hour day camped out after only purchasing a $2 drink.
The written art form of rejection letters is often overlooked, but after receiving a constant stream of them (from the small percentage of businesses you'll apply to who'll actually respond), you will have no choice but to appreciate them! From professional backhanded compliments to passive flowery apologies, you'll never believe how many different ways companies can manage to reject you! If you could get a job in HR, you'd be able to write a rejection letter from memory! Add THAT skill to your resume that no one ever looks at anyway.
Congratulations on having the only legitimate reason to use LinkedIn! Ask that one professor from your 125+ student Art History 101 class for a rec -- he's SURE to remember you. Add every single person you have ever known in the minuscule chance that they'll know of a job you are qualified for! After all, getting a job isn't about WHAT you know, it's all about WHO you know! And luckily everyone you know is on LinkedIn! (Because they are all looking for jobs too.)
Necessity is the ultimate teacher, and she will teach you how to let go of the heavy burden of material possessions and dental insurance.
At a time in your life when you are suffering from crippling self-doubt, you'll learn to fake your way through job interviews and mask your desperation through firm handshakes and elevator pitches. After all, you're not working for free in somewhat illegal situations, you're A PRO-BONO CONSULTANT. You're not doing housework for your mother's friend, you're a PERSONAL ASSISTANT. And you're not unemployed, you're FUNEMPLOYED, GOSHDAMNIT, AND YOU ARE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.