Everything is an experience and provides experience. As Snooki said in Episode 1 of Jersey Shore, “Eating fried pickles was a life changing experience.”
So you’ve landed an entry-level job. It’s b-o-o-o-o-ring and pays lousy and isn’t what you went to school for.
Or maybe you’re a seasoned worker so immobilized by the Layoff and stuck in a rut forgetting about the skills you learned throughout your career. Your head so filled with defeat thoughts, there’s no room for such enriching recall.
Oh if only we hold onto the Big Picture. None of it is forever, employment and unemployment alike. Famous people and the famously successful refer to their first jobs at McDonald’s or the car wash. They like to tell about what each job taught them.