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19 Reactions You’ll Recognise When Applying For Jobs

No matter whether you know what you want to do or not, or whether you got a 1st or a 2:2, some experiences on the job hunt are universal.

1. When you open your CV for the first time in years and look back on what you wrote.

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2. When you spend ages tailoring your CV and writing a cover letter but still have to fill out an online application form.

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3. When all the jobs you want require at least 2 years experience.

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4. When you say how “passionate” you are about the company.

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5. When the page times out and you have to start all over.

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6. When the application asks you to list your qualities and skills.

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7. And then you realise you don’t have any.

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8. When your friend gets an offer but you’re still waiting to hear back from the 10,000 companies you applied for.

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9. When you find a spelling mistake in the CV you’ve been sending out.

Unemployed forever.

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10. When you try to remain optimistic after getting rejected for the tenth time.

“I am totally fine.”

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11. When you accidentally put the wrong company name in your cover letter.

So many applications. So hard to keep track.

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12. When people try to help but end up being condescending and patronising. 

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13. When you get a phone call back saying, “Hi I’d like to talk to you about your application” and you have to pretend you know who they are.

“Yep, of course I remember… erm, what’s the company called again?”

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14. When you regret signing up to so many jobs boards.

SO. MANY. EMAILS.

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15. Spending hours on an application before realising the closing date has passed.

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16. Having to submit things in Word doc format.

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17. When you find a reply in your junk box.

All this time.

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18. When it gets to the point where you’ve accepted your defeat and stop reading emails after “We’re sorry…” 

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19. And when, after countless applications, you finally get a positive response.

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You’d almost given up entirely.

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