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.
2. Though there were some perks to being back home with your parents.
3. Until they started asking about your long term plans and goals.
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.”
5. When someone asked how you were enjoying going back to your old part time job.
6. And when you asked your friend for their honest opinion of your LinkedIn profile.
Because apparently they’re a thing now.
7. When you were desperately trying to set yourself apart from other applicants in your cover letter.
8. But all you really wanted to write was “please.”
9. When your mum texted to ask how the job hunt was going and you replied “great, working hard!”
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.
11. When you went on Facebook and saw your course friend bragging about their new job.
12. And you kept getting Snapchat stories from people who still have another year of uni left.
13. So you bitched about your uni friend’s night out Snapchats with your other graduate friends to make yourselves feel better.
14. When your best mate jokingly said “fuck it, let’s just do a Master’s” and you started looking for courses.
15. Because it was getting hard to avoid how much you missed being at uni.
16. Especially when the reality of paying council tax and not having student loans or student discount started to hit you.
17. When you bought one smart outfit and were feeling good about your job interview.
18. But you had to wait outside with the rest of the competition.
19. So you did your best to impress them with your IT knowledge.
20. And made sure to say things like “I just love working as part of a team”.
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?
22. Your responses to people’s everyday questions become increasingly bleak.
23. When your mate didn’t get one of the jobs they applied for.
24. And you were secretly a bit relieved that you weren’t the only one having a nightmare.
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.