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24 Things That Actually Happen When You Land Your Graduate Job

Looking for a graduate job often takes longer and feels more frustrating than you ever expected it to. Actually getting one can be equally as hard to deal with.

1. Thinking at first that you’re so ready to say goodbye to your days as an unemployed graduate.

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2. Because you’ve started to feel like you did a degree for nothing.

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3. And you’ve become way more invested in daytime TV than you ever wanted to be.

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4. You’re also running out of excuses to give your parents about why you’re still without a job.

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5. As well as missing being able to afford the things you want.

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6. Trying to think positive about your chances so as not to jinx the outcome with bad karma.

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7. But also trying not to get your hopes up.

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8. Practising your gracious loser speech for if you don’t get the job.

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9. And imagining what you’ll say if, heaven forbid, you actually do get it.

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10. Dreading telling your parents either way because you know there will be overreactions.

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11. Trying to be cool when the phone eventually rings.

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12. Mentally preparing yourself one last time for the let downs you’ve come to expect.

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13. Thinking you must have misheard when you find out you have the job.

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14. Not knowing what to do with the elation you feel for the next few hours.

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15. Until reality suddenly sinks in and you realise that your student life is really over now.

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16. A long list of all the things you should have been doing while you still had the time formulates in your mind.

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17. And you unexpectedly wish you were still job hunting.

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18. You start thinking that perhaps a job is actually more responsibility than you’re ready for.

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19. And wondering how you will cope with the early mornings.

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20. Or the long-established office banter you’re not used to.

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21. Spending a few fraught minutes contemplating calling back and suggesting they reconsider.

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22. But also not wanting to pass up the opportunity to actually be able to reply to those university alumni emails and say you have a job now.

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23. Having a serious motivational talk with yourself.

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24. And deciding that at least if it all goes wrong, you’ll be able to afford the drinks to drown your sorrows now.

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