The last few months have been filled with searching for internships.
AKA the last few months have been filled with finding companies that promote growth, community and innovative thinking. Companies that don’t think the “creative ones” aren’t useful because they don’t succeed at math. Companies that work for the good. Companies that treat every person that is an internal and external member as someone who possess strengths, that are worth recognizing.
Am I being picky? Ofcourse. These are the companies I idolize. The people that are going to be molding me into a professional, teaching me how to thrive in a cut-throat industry. I want them to care about me, just as much as I care about their brand.
(Hi hiring manager. See, I love you)
I’m sure most of you can relate. But, there are a few tricks that have helped me to refresh, find the energy to open up another Word document and spill my heart into ANOTHER cover letter. Hope these suggestions help you get out of that slump!
- Disconnect! Turn off your computer, close out of your social media apps, put your phone on silent, turn off the TV. Staring at a computer, phone or TV is draining, especially when you’re searching for something. Give your mind, and eyes, a break.
- Go outside! Lace up some tennis shoes and head outside (no electronic devices allowed). Whether it be for a short run, a long walk or a park play date with your pup. Let yourself get some fresh air and soak up a bit of vitamin D. Also get those endorphin’s pumping!
- Create a schedule! I highly doubt applying for internships is the only thing you’re doing with your time. For me, I have to fit this into my assignments for my classes, blog and full-time job. Rather than working on my applications when they come to mind (all the time), I have a schedule of the times and days I allow myself to work on them. Right now my schedule is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30AM -12:30PM and any afternoon from 7:00PM-8:00PM. This schedule helps me to get my applications together in a timely manner, rather than dragging out the creating process, as well!
- Remind yourself of your worth! It’s hard exposing yourself to total strangers and hoping they find you appealing. Especially when you’re in the position of having your strengths, education and personality judged. But don’t let the lack of responses, or even rejections, make you forget your worth. God has already equipped you with the skills and passion that are going to put you where you need to be. If what you bring to the table isn’t a good match for a certain organization or company, you’re not meant to be there anyways.
Whats your favorite way to disconnect and veg out?
Are you currently seeking an internship? How’s that going?