If you’ve been on the market for a new job recently, you’ll know the struggle really is real!
From countless applications, to waiting a year and day to hear back after a job interview, job hunting can be a pretty discouraging experience. There are moments when you feel like giving up (probably whilst completing job application number 63), but with a bit of perseverance your time will come!
If your job search has left you feeling slightly maddened, remember you’re not alone and we understand! Here are 10 struggles that every job seeker will be able to relate to:
1) Needing experience….to get experience.
job search logic: u need experience in order to get experience
— bless (@saintebless) March 17, 2016
2) Waiting to hear back after an interview…
Waiting to hear back after an interview should be regarded as a form of torture
— Hannah (@hannahcarbis) February 25, 2016
3) Adding a job to your Christmas list.
All I want for Christmas is a JOB!!! 😔#JobsearchProblems
— Tejaswi Materla, Ph.D. (@TJMaterla) December 24, 2014
4) Unwanted reminders about how badly your job hunt is going.
5) Job applications as long as the Nile.
Job application so long I forgot what the position was by the time I finished.
— Ashley Victoria (@Ash_Victoria_) March 6, 2016
6) Contradictory employers.
How does an entry level engineering job require 10 years of experience?#jobsearchproblems
— Andrew Collins (@andrewcollins08) October 9, 2015
7) It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
8) Tailoring your applications.
It's 2:42am. I guess it's time to call it a night on resume tweaking & cover letter writing. #JobSearchStruggle #SomeoneHireMePlease #SAgrad
— Marissa Steimel (@masteimel) March 14, 2016
9) Not hearing back from companies
How do you get professional experience when no one will call you back? #justgivemeachance #gottagetexperience #jobsearchstruggle
— Kelsey Burry (@burry_kelsey) May 28, 2015
10) Job rejections.
A job i applied for about 5 months ago just sent me a rejection email 😐
— Kate ☄ (@kilgrrave) March 12, 2016
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