Being unemployed sucks. Under-employment is a wild panic a minute, too, and being on the verge of unemployment is its own special brand of hell. You learn a few things about yourself and about the working world. which is awful whether you're a recent grad who can't get a job or if you're unexpectedly under- or unemployed and haven't looked for a job in forever. Plenty of you will recognize a few of these hard truths, and if you don't, well, maybe keep them in mind for the future so you can prevent them from hitting you quite so hard.
1. You Look like Everybody else Applying
Doesn't matter what you do – sales manager, writer, server. You look like every other applicant … unless you make yourself stand out, preferably in an appropriate way.