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Managing Job Search Stress

Job Search

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.

Peace.

Music

Forgot if i uploaded this before. but watever, i still like this song haha

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