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7 Times Carrie Bradshaw Summed Up How You Feel About Applying For Grad Jobs

I need a Cosmopolitan. Or several.

1. When you do that first scroll through a job site and realise you’re going to need to lower your expectations.

Not even sure I have enough skills or experience to be a pretend Santa Claus at the moment.🤔

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2. Taking a break to be ‘productive’.

Sometimes, having a spring clean of your wardrobe is exactly what you need to take your mind off the impending doom of adult life. P.S. You’re going to have to sell all those unwanted items on Depop because unfortunately grad life = no money, no student discount AND council tax.

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3. Meeting with your fellow grads to wallow in mutual self-pity.

The day may start with a lot of laughs, reminiscing on your undergraduate days and wondering what you would buy from Topshop if you still got that sweet 20% off. But let’s face it, it will likely end with either tears or at least one of you applying for a PHD.

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4. When you receive that first rejection email. Then another. And another.

It’s at this time when you consider starting a petition to have high schools replace lessons on Pythagoras theorem with ‘how to emotionally handle four rejection emails in one day’.

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5. Saying the wrong thing during a grad job interview.

You finally landed an interview, but then you had to go and spoil it all by opening your mouth and allowing words to come out. It turns out over-sleeping, eating a large pizza by yourself and watching every episode of Friends in one sitting are not considered “special skills”.

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6. When you bump into someone from your course who’s nabbed their dream job.

They can’t stay and chat for long though; they have to get back to the skyscrapers of success otherwise known as ‘the office’, but not before picking up an overpriced sandwich from Pret.

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7. Considering that maybe the whole job thing just isn’t for you.

*Googles ‘how to become Instagram famous’*

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