Is there ever really a time when you’re not on through Instagram? Let’s be real—most of us spend a significant portion of our day scrolling through photos and stories. But when it comes to graduation time, it’s normal to feel guilty about any time that’s not spent looking for a job. While trolling LinkedIn and career websites is necessary, even the most avid job seekers need a break sometimes. So when May is here and you’re down to the wire, how do you deal?
Instead of letting guilt take over about your time spent on social media, use your favorite platform to your advantage. You don’t have to look for jobs when you’re stalking celebs and tagging your friends in memes, but Instagram can truly be a treasure trove of inspiration and advice for when you need a little extra push. So when you’re feeling down but can’t bear to tear yourself away from the job search, follow these accounts for some much-needed motivation.
It’s likely that you’ve heard of Sophia Amoruso and her new brand, Girlboss, but have you followed the Instagram account yet? If not, hit that follow button ASAP. This account is full of wise words and strong women to pick you back up after a long day of soul-draining job applications.
The Wing is a super-Instagrammable space where women are able to work in New York City. While this may not seem like an obvious account to follow for jobs, a quick scroll through their feed will give you inspiration for days. Whether you need some amazing women to admire or just want to watch really cool people do their jobs, this is the account for you. Get ready to feel like you’re able to take on the world.
If you’re a fashion-obsessed student, chances are you already follow Kristie Dash and her amazing Instagram stories. As a senior editor at Obsessee, Kristie is full of amazing tips for aspiring editors. She frequently documents herself working, and provides an honest look into what working in fashion is really like.
Not only does the Business of Fashion post about great brands to work for, they frequently post advice from industry heavyweights on their feed as well. If you’re looking for insight from people who have done it all, or just looking to keep up with the latest happenings in fashion (which you absolutely should), this is the grid for you.
[when you are stuck] Treat your current job like your dream job to create the life you want. Focus on the good and do your best with where you are today. . More things you can do: . 1. Find the root of the problem and start coming up with solutions. . 2. Assess yourself. Is this truly the right career for you or do you need to make some changes? . 3. Bond with colleagues. Take some time to get to know your co-workers better to help you manage your satisfaction until you can make a move. . 4. Start planning your next move. I recommend a 90-day plan for every career transition. I'm sharing my free 90-day planner today (link in bio). Whatever you do, don't give up! #yourdreamcareerawaits
We all need some help every once in a while, and Classy Career Girl is here to do just that. While many career-oriented content is just pictures with instructions to check out their website for more, this account posts actual advice in the captions—making one less step between you and the assistance you need to succeed.
What other accounts do you follow for career advice and inspiration? Let us know in the comments below!