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28 Times The IT Crowd Summed Up Your Life as a Recent Graduate

If you don’t laugh about it you’ll cry.

1. When it finally sunk in that you’d graduated and you definitely weren’t feeling good about it.

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2. Though there were some perks to being back home with your parents.

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3. Until they started asking about your long term plans and goals.

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4. And they just couldn’t understand why it was taking you so long to find a grad job.

“Because, mum, in MY DAY there aren’t ANY.”

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5. When someone asked how you were enjoying going back to your old part time job.

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6. And when you asked your friend for their honest opinion of your LinkedIn profile.

Because apparently they’re a thing now.

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7. When you were desperately trying to set yourself apart from other applicants in your cover letter.

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8. But all you really wanted to write was “please.”

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9. When your mum texted to ask how the job hunt was going and you replied “great, working hard!”

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10. When trying to keep up with the group chat really wasn’t the same as hanging out with your mates in your uni house.

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11. When you went on Facebook and saw your course friend bragging about their new job.

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12. And you kept getting Snapchat stories from people who still have another year of uni left.

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13. So you bitched about your uni friend’s night out Snapchats with your other graduate friends to make yourselves feel better.

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14. When your best mate jokingly said “fuck it, let’s just do a Master’s” and you started looking for courses.

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15. Because it was getting hard to avoid how much you missed being at uni.

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16. Especially when the reality of paying council tax and not having student loans or student discount started to hit you.

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17. When you bought one smart outfit and were feeling good about your job interview.

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18. But you had to wait outside with the rest of the competition.

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19. So you did your best to impress them with your IT knowledge.

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20. And made sure to say things like “I just love working as part of a team”.

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21. But then, after multiple interviews, they decided you didn’t have enough experience.

Did you not know this when you read my CV weeks ago?

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22. Your responses to people’s everyday questions become increasingly bleak.

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23. When your mate didn’t get one of the jobs they applied for.

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24. And you were secretly a bit relieved that you weren’t the only one having a nightmare.

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25. When you read someone’s blog about how they didn’t get a grad job and just ran off to travel the world for ages.

“#blessed 🌴☀️🍹”

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26. But then you checked your bank account and realised you would never be able to do that.

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27. And then your parents suggested that if you wanted to stay at home much longer you’d have to start contributing rent.

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28. But at least you know things can only get better.

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