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2 Feb 15 Graduates

The Unavoidable Struggles Graduates Face When Finding Their First Job - as told by Gifs

For most, the journey from being an unemployed twenty-something to a first-jobber is typically characterised as dramatic, exhausting and generally horrendous.

 


 

We've all been there before, and we want to help. Tweet any questions about your job search to @BurnsSheehan and we'll respond in record time with our advice. 

 

 

 

 

But for now, we'd like to present an homage to that epic adventure that is the first job search....

 

 

 

 

You’re at university, living with the best roommate ever, and life is good.

 

 


life is good

 

 


Suddenly, it dawns on you that this blissful existence won't last forever. And you need to find a job. 

 

 


gutted

 

 


You enter a period of denial...

 

 


denial

 

 

 


But then your parents start asking what you're going to do with your life (a lot).


 

 

 

parents-bankrolling

 

 


So you drink a lot of coffee... 

 

 


coffee

 

 


... and start writing your CV.

 

 


this is good

 

 


The coffee kicks in, and now you're writing your applications and cover letters at the speed of light!

 

 


writing away

 

 


Now all you can do it wait...

 

 


waiting

 

 


You finally hear back from a few companies. They're all rejections. You don't take it so well.

 

 

 


disappointed gif 2

 

 

 


You hate everything about life.

 

 

 


i hate everything gif

 

 

 


You must be the victim of some foul conspiracy. They clearly don't even read your applications!

 

 

 


cvs in bin

 

 

 


But wait, a recruiter just called! And they've got you some interviews!

 

 

 


excited

 

 

 


You thought that going to University would help you with all the pre-interview research, but then you realise you didn't actually do any studying...

 

 

 


study gif

 

 

 


But your recruiter and your friends are right behind you so everything is going to be ok.

 

 

 


good luck gif

 

 

 


You think you had prepared your answers for those tough interview questions, but the guy on the other side of the table doesn't seem so impressed ..

 

 

 


simon cowell

 

 

 


Whatever. 

 

 

 


whatever


You have other interviews and it's their loss. They weren't the right company for you anyway.

 

 

 

 


A few weeks later, you walk away from one of your interviews and you just know you nailed it. 

 

 

 


happy dance office

 

 

 


You like them, they like you, and you've made it to the final interview. Life is BEAUTIFUL. Time for an at-home happy dance. 

 

 

 


happy dance gif

 

 

 


The interview was tough, but you did everything you could to win them over.

 

 

 


please

 

 

 


You're so close to the finish line now...

 

 

 


dog chasing bone gif


You can practically hear the hum of those ugly desktop computers ...

 

 

 


And, by the Power of Zeus, they've made you an offer!!

 

 

 


yes

 

 

 


This is the best gift ever! EVER!!!

 

 

 


surprised baby gift

 

 

 

 

You've landed your first job!

 

 

 


real-world-sucks

 

 

 

 

Now you just have to learn how to wake up in time to make your 9am start....

 

 

 


 

hate-mornings

 

 

 

 

By Izzy

 

 

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