Those sneaky Mayans made their future calendars end on the day Dec. 21, 2012. Because of this (and a few other reasons) some people do think the world will end on that fateful day. Even Hollywood has given into the hype and given us an example of how earth may meet her maker. If you are one of those worried that the 21st will bring destruction and doom, here are a few reasons why you should still search for a job:
1) Things are still going to cost you - Want to charter a plane to China to see if they have secret bunkers (thanks for the idea, John Cusack!)? It’s not going to be cheap and you’ll need to start putting money away ASAP to make sure you get a seat. You’ll also probably want to stock up on things that will never go bad…like Twinkies…oh wait…
2) Spend your last days with some new friends - Perhaps your new coworkers will be some of the best people you’ll ever get the chance to meet. Also, if you are going to try to charter that plane, you’ll need people who share your thoughts to travel with and help you pay for it. Who knows, you could even meet a survivalist who will definitely come in handy when the winds pick up and tremors begin.
3) End of the world survival skills - If, as some people are saying, natural disasters occur at the same time across the globe, then maybe your new job will teach you valuable skills to help you ride out the storm. For example, working in a restaurant can show you how to throw together non-perishable food items into a gourmet meal. If you work at a craft store, you can learn how to quickly make yourself a fashionable blanket. Think about the employee discount that could really come in handy at a camping store! You’ll be the most popular person in the bunker!
4) You could be wrong - What if the Mayans just got bored of predicting the future? Perhaps they didn’t think our generation would really care about what people thousands of years before us thought was going to happen to your society. Regardless, there is always a chance the world will continue going on as if nothing happened. It would be a little embarrassing to have to tell everyone you stopped looking for a job on the off-chance those ancient fortune tellers were correct.
So, good luck on the 21st. But, Snagajob will still be running throughout the day. If you have any job search questions, our coaches will be taking their chances and you can contact them on Facebook, Twitter or this blog.