This may be a downer. I've been at a VC fund for the last 2.5 years and was promoted to associate earlier this year. My VC fund announced that they would be shutting down around a month ago. Since then I've gotten interviewed and(second round / quant errors) and (final round / correct answers but not creative enough). Going through the interview processes gave me hope that this disaster scenario will pass, but getting rejected by BCG yesterday made the fact that I have no job real.
My question is how do people deal with the intricacies of not having a job. I know that a lot of the advice below will be "get over yourself" and "just apply and stay positive." I'm asking about the parts of the process that aren't related to finding a job, i.e. how did you budget your remaining savings, is there anything unforeseen risk to going on unemployment down the line, did you choose COBRA or Medicaid?
Also, what are some tips on interviewing and applying while unemployed? How do you speak to it while you are networking?
The VC skill set is very niche and this is basically by first job out of undergrad and the longest one I've held. What can I get after VC Analyst/Associate role without prior banking or consulting experience?