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10 Great Movies to Inspire You in Your Job Search


Finding a job is a challenging task for anyone. It can take a lot of time and effort going from one interview to another. Often times, job seekers face challenges when looking for a job.

During this time, it’s important to maintain focus and continue to stay determined no matter how long it takes, to give yourself the best chance at getting hired.

If you are a movie-goer, you may want to get inspiration from these movies for your journey in landing that dream job:


Untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA,  who were the brains behind one of the greatest space operations in history. The visionary trio crossed all gender stereotypes to inspire generations to dream big.

Key Takeaway: We must strive to constantly improve.

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2. THE INTERN (2015)

Starring Anne Hathaway, “The Intern” revolves around a boss lady running a start-up, with Robert De Niro as her intern. A must-watch for all girl bosses who want to pave the way for their dreams and passions.

Key Takeaway: Make a life, not just a living. Life is about balance, and it’s vital we learn how to strike it.

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Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler” is about a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of Los Angeles crime journalism.

Key Takeaway: Believe in yourself. Fake it ‘til you make it.

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Two traveling salesmen find themselves out of work when their company closes. Unable to find new jobs, they apply for internships at Google.

Key Takeaway: It’s never too late to switch gears.

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Set in the 1990s, this dark comedy movie features Leonardo Di Caprio as a New York stockbroker. Running a firm that engages in securities fraud in Wall Street, he finds himself living the high life until the tables have turned.

Key Takeaway: “No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past. You are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.” -Jordan Belfort

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The film was an adaption from ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ by Ben Mezrich and revolved around intellectual property, ethics, lawsuits and relationships.

Key Takeaway: Not getting what you want can be a blessing.

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7. UP IN  THE AIR (2009)

The story is about Ryan Bingham who flies around the country to fire people and how this routine will get interrupted by the arrival of a love interest.

Key Takeaway: A healthy work-life balance is everything.

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Andrea “Andy” Sachs (Anne Hathaway), an aspiring journalist and a fresh graduate of Northwestern University, lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Key Takeaway: Know your worth. You are a priceless gem and don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re anything less than that.

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Chris Gardner, is an earnest salesman and father desperately struggling to make ends meet on the hard streets of San Francisco in the early 1980s. Although he is a natural born salesman, this African-American believes that he is destined for a better career path.

Key Takeaway: You must find your path, your focus. It’s important that you keep your dream alive and keep a clear eye on the end goal.

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10. FORREST GUMP (1994)

The story revolves around the simple nature of Forrest (Tom Hanks) and how he proves that you don’t have to be a genius to achieve something.

Key Takeaway: You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.

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So, which one are you going to watch first? Whatever it is, just sit back, relax, and enjoy! Leave all your worries behind for now and focus on the lessons that you can learn.

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