The Frustrations of Job Searching in Gifs and Pictures
So you are out of work and need to find a new job. Or you have a job now, but it’s sucking the life force out of you faster than a Dementor.
I’m in the latter category. I have a job that pays my bills, but it’s inconsistent and boring and though I work from home, I need something a bit more steady. So, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks putting in serious effort to find a decent job with some kind of benefits. The exercise has proved….pretty futile as the pickings are slim and I’ve only had one interview. I feel my frustration and not insignificant despair can best be expressed in the language of our age: gifs and pictures.
How you feel the first day of job searching
Reformatting my resume like a boss
Please include a cover letter
Resume is newly formatted and pretty
Application website wants you to copy and paste resume into a plain text box
A few screens later, they ask for you to upload your resume
Websites that ask you to upload your resume and then fill out an application with all the information that is on your resume
Get a job interview
When you get there and it’s a bait and switch
Dad tells you to pound the pavement and knock on doors
When dad reminds you that you aren’t getting any younger
When you can’t look at another job site
Friends on Facebook talking about their awesome, soul-fulfilling jobs
Friend gives you a good job lead
When you’re not even remotely qualified for that job
How you feel after no luck for weeks
But you get by with a little help from your friends
Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.
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