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16 Guaranteed Ways To Offend an Unemployed Recent Graduate

Recent graduates have a hard enough time as it is. Don’t make it worse.

1. Repeatedly ask them how the job hunt is going.

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2. And look disappointed when they tell you it’s not going well.

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3. Ask them if they regret doing a degree.

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4. And blatantly assume they’re lying if they say no.

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5. Tell them you wish you could just spend all day at home looking for jobs.

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6. Or say something like: “But surely you could just get any job with your degree?”

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7. Judge them for wanting to go travelling before getting a job.

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8. Or if they genuinely just want to get a job straight away, suggest they’re wasting their youth.

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9. Constantly talk about how easily someone you know managed to find an amazing job after graduating.

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10. Ask them what jobs they’ve applied for and then say: “Do you even need a degree for that?”

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11. Or look underwhelmed and tell them you’d look for something else if you were them.

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12. Make them feel as though they did the wrong degree.

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13. Ask them how much debt they’re in.

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14. Comment on how fast the time seems to be flying.

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15. Assume they have a detailed life plan and ask them about it all the time.

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16. Or worse, say: “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

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