Well, I officially started my job search in HK. It is now in full gear. Must say, this is quite stressful. More stressful than I previously thought. I’m trying to juggle between finding the right job / finding a job that will just pay the rent.
It’s hard when you are just spending, and have no income. lol. Anyways, this is a few ways I am coping right now in HK while unemployed.
1) Finding a job is a full time job itself
..As such there will be stress just like a regular job. You just have to find ways to handle it.
Furthermore, you really do need to treat it like a real job. Granted, you don’t have to be in front of your computer 9 – 7 everyday. But I usually set a couple hours aside just surfing the net to find job openings. I also try to connect with my recruiters to see how the market is lately.
On a side note, I find that as I go deeper into my job search I know what I really want. In the beginning I was content in finding whatever, but now I feel like I have a couple of roles narrowed down.
It’s good to know what you want again. Sort of.
2) Exercise is key
Yah serious, going for a job has worked wonders for me, especially in the beginning when things weren’t going as smoothly, or when i made dumb decisions. Sweating that shit out was amazing.
I also go skating =)
3) Have a social network
Granted, my social network right now consists of about…5 people lol. But it’s really good to just socialize with friends, and not think about being unemployed.
N HK has plenty of bars around. Best part is, noone is driving ha ha!
4) relax when possible
As some of you know, I am a big fan of massages. What better way to relax at the end of a busy day?
Unfortunately, I do not have the luxury of having someone by my side to give me a massage on a daily basis.
As such, I ventured out to Wanchai the other day, and went into a recommended massage parlor.
This is a legit massage parlor. lol. It’s called Sunny Paradise, and I highly recommend it.
Anyways, that is it for now. I have used up too much data the last week. lol.
Forgot if i uploaded this before. but watever, i still like this song haha