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22 Struggles Every Graduate Has Faced At Least Once When Looking For a Graduate Job

Looking for a graduate job was never going to be easy. Here are just some of the struggles you’ve likely faced at least once while doing just that.

1. Trying to convince both yourself and others that you’ll know the right job when you see it.

“I don’t know what I want to do. I just know I’m not doing it yet.”

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2. But also secretly worrying that you might never, ever know.

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3. Attempting to remain optimistic every time you send an application off.

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4. Even when the rejection emails start coming through.

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5. But actually feeling like this on the inside:

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6. Especially when you realise just how under qualified you appear to be for every single job you find.

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7. Starting to lose hope and considering applying for roles you definitely don’t need a degree for.

“Maybe I’ll just be a cat sitter. I would enjoy that, at least.”

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8. Or just going back to university instead.

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9. But then realising that this won’t help you gain the 50 billion years of industry experience you apparently need for a graduate role.

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10. Feeling annoyed that your memories of uni are being tarnished by how hard the graduate job hunt is.

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11. But also feeling more than a little betrayed by your university.

“Where are all these doors that my degree is supposed to open for me?”

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12. Thinking that maybe you’re just approaching the job hunt all wrong.

“Maybe I’m being too selective. I should just apply for everything and see what happens.”

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13. But ending up increasingly disappointed by your lack of success.

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14. And frustrated that no matter how great you think you’d be for a role, no one else seems to agree with you.

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15. The pain of actually coming across a role that you stand a chance for but it’s miles away from where you live.

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16. Or discovering it a day after the deadline for applications has passed.

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17. Finding it harder and harder to be happy for your friends when they land their dream roles.

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18. And not being able to figure out what it is that you’re doing wrong.

“We have the SAME degree.”

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19. Feeling as though you’ve written more CVs and Covering Letters than you did essays for your degree.

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20. And genuinely considering listing “takes rejection well” as a skill from now on.

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21. Getting so used to having no success that when you do finally get an interview you just can’t handle it.

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22. And ending up doubting whether you’re ready for the responsibility rather than feeling happy you’re getting somewhere at last.

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