These five tips can help you stay upbeat and fun to be with, even if you’re feeling the pressures about your work transition. A job search forces you to stay current on what’s happening in the world of your work, and in general.
Use this time as an opportunity to explore new ways of working.
Twenty-nine-year-old Maria from Brooklyn is no stranger to the popular dating site Ok Cupid, but since recently quitting her job, she has encountered an unpleasant phenomenon with which many are already all too familiar. A different girl had "liked" her -- a means of expressing interest in someone else on the site.
But across the board, the worst situation for finding a date is being jobless, according to a new poll from The Associated Press and WE tv.
More than half of respondents said they would be uncomfortable with dating someone who is unemployed, making it the worst out of the eight financial-situation questions posed. Having significant student loan debt, with 42 percent of respondents saying this would be a turn-off for them.
Still, there were caveats: most respondents (70 percent) said it was unacceptable to expect your date to pay for everything.
Other no-nos included searching online to find out how successful your date is, as well as turning down a date because the person asking is perceived as unsuccessful, with 63 percent and 61 percent condemning those actions, respectively.
By changing your perspective, you can control how people view your situation.