The job search process can leave you tired and weary, especially after you’ve applied to dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of jobs with little or no response. Every once in a while, it’s nice to have some inspiration to keep you going.

Well, we’ve searched the web and found eight great tales of job search success. These just might be the kick you need to keep going.

  1. One of the people with the most inspiring career success story? Nasty Gal’s founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, who got her gig despite not having a college degree or business training. (Fast Company)
  2. Another fascinating person whose career path is worth reading about? Larry Page. (Business Insider)
  3. Are you job hunting to completely switch your career path? Don’t worry; there are plenty of people who’ve done it successfully. (Forbes)
  4. If you’re debating whether or not to apply for another job or try to take the plunge starting your own company, these seven stories of startup success could give you the answers you’re looking for. (Inc.)
  5. Feel like you’ll never hit your career peak? Not to worry; there are lots of people who weren’t successful until after the age of 40. (Entrepreneur)
  6. Dubious of LinkedIn’s real ability to help you land a job? The stories of these five people will make you think again. (CBS News)
  7. Illustrator Yuko Shimizu’s career path proves that it’s so important to have an open mind and a willingness to try anything when you’re looking to make a living. (99U)
  8. Feel like you’re competing with a certain other person for all of the same jobs? Sometimes marketing two people as one can be strangely effective. (Harvard Business Review)



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