Scrolling through job vacancies with the harsh glare of our laptop light illuminating our employment status (or lack there of) can be tiring, and for those of us who’ve embarked on a long job search journey, we’ll know how hard it can be to stay motivated and to keep our eyes on the prize. And since the sound of passing traffic, nightlife and radio laughter can interrupt our thoughts, leading to hefty bouts of procrastination on Facebook and our fave iPhone games, we’ve composed a playlist of the best songs to help you up your game and to get through your job hunt this summer.
Destiny’s Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
A classic 90s tune to help keep you motivated to pay those utilities.
The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For You
Sent off your application and still not heard back? Have a sing along to this oldie.
The Silhouettes – Get A Job
This one’s pretty self-explanatory.
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
An inspirational gem that we all know of from The Devil Wears Prada when Andy is getting ready for her job interview at Runway magazine.
Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up
A little bit of reggae never hurt anyone – especially when it’s Bob Marley enthusing you to get up and go for the role you deserve.
Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’
Got your interview clothes laid out and keen to muster some confidence before the big day? Kurt Vile’s got your back.
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Something to hum along to yourself while filing out job applications and nervously awaiting feedback after an interview.
David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia
Keep your drive up with this 2011 club anthem.
The Smiths – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Exercise some catharsis with The Smiths.
David Bowie – Heroes
Let David Bowie inspire you to be professional hero.
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
Get your 80s groove on and reel in that cash with Donna Summer at your side.
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