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The 10 Stages Of Applying For A Job Post College

Here's what it's really like for those of us who didn't have a job before graduation.

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1. Preparing Yourself.

Grab a computer, make five cups of coffee, find a a comfortable seat. (It's gonna be a while)
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Grab a computer, make five cups of coffee, find a a comfortable seat. (It's gonna be a while)

2. Start searching through your favorite Job Search website.

LinkedIn, Indeed, Ed2010 (for those magazine lovers), or the Career Services tab of your University... yes that exists.
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LinkedIn, Indeed, Ed2010 (for those magazine lovers), or the Career Services tab of your University... yes that exists.

3. Getting distracted by Facebook and Twitter.

"Let me just check Twitter really quick" (Realizes you're on a March 23rd, 2013 tweet of Kim Kardashian's feed)
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"Let me just check Twitter really quick" (Realizes you're on a March 23rd, 2013 tweet of Kim Kardashian's feed)

4. Refocusing.

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OKAY. Get yourself together. You're broke. Unemployed. You need this.

5. Finding the PERFECT job.

I have found it. This is my dream. I can do it.
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I have found it. This is my dream. I can do it.

6. Realizing that job is actually an internship.

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WHY DOESN'T IT SAY "UNPAID INTERNSHIP" IN THE JOB POST TITLE?!

7. Finding an OK job that you could handle doing, but won't love it.

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They say that your first job isn't your dream job anyway......maybe I can do this. Just keep thinking "I'm broke. I'm broke."

8. Tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit the job description.

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What are my three active words? Hardworking, dedicated, creative?

9. Emailing your perfect resume and cover letter to the appropriate person.

Who is this supposed to go to if the email is hr@company.com?! IS ANYONE GOING TO READ THIS.
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Who is this supposed to go to if the email is hr@company.com?! IS ANYONE GOING TO READ THIS.

10. Sitting back and relaxing. Realizing it took you all of that time to apply to 1 job.

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Happy job hunt everyone. We can do it.

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