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Thoughts Everyone Has When Applying To BuzzFeed

Am I qualified for this? Am I overqualified for this?

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Starting out all optimistic that you will FINALLY have a cool job at BuzzFeed.

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Ooh, look at ALL those openings, this will be easier than I thought!

But then getting minorly anxious when you realize most of the openings are in fact NOT staff writer positions.

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What happened to 'people who can create funny cat articles'? I can totally create funny cat articles if you'd just let me!!

And you start sifting through the openings, looking for anything remotely relevant to your skills...

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I mean, I know what photoshop is, does that count?

...getting frustrated by all the technical skills required.

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What's InDesign and After Affects? Wth do I need MatLab for???

You finally find something interesting, for then to realize 2-3 years relevant experience is a requirement.

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This position would've been PERFECT for me, had I not been a recent graduate with zero work experience...

And you start to question if you are in fact qualified for any position.

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Who knew there were people out there with 5 years of social media editing experience who wants to work for BuzzFeed? Aren't they a bit old for that now anyways?

But then all of a sudden there is a new opening, and you are definitely qualified for it!

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HALLELUJAH, your prayers have been heard at last!

But then there's this feeling creeping up on you that you might in fact be OVERQUALIFIED for this job.

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The description is a bit vague, and tbh you're worried what your parents might say after putting you through college so that you can create funny lists with cat gifs in them...

Anyhow, you finally ship off what you find to be a well-crafted cover letter, and the waiting begins.

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I'm gonna make them an offer they can't refuse...

But eventually it dawns on you that you might not be the only one applying for the job, and that maybe you had unrealistic expectations.

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Also you're only just now seeing all the typos in your CV that you were supposed to proof read before sending it off -.-

Then you have an epiphany: Maybe you should just boost your presence on the Community pages?

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Then surely the editors must notice you! Right??

But then you are introduced to the confusing world of cat power and badges, and no one is telling anyone how ANYTHING works.

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And you feel lonely, like as if none of the other kids wants to play with you =/

And you realize how much time staff writers must use on their posts, without even knowing if people will like it!?

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And you start doubting if it's worth spending another hour trying to resize that image so it fits the thumbnails, when all you really want to do is hog your bed.

But then you realize that wallowing in self-pity won't get you anywhere, so you let yourself be inspired by the ever optimistic Kimmy Schmidt.

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And you start counting "1, 2, 3, 4...".

And you realize that although Anastasia Steele got a job straight out of college, that does not mean you are a complete screw-up (yet, at least).

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That's basically what The Graduate is all about, right? So you realize you shouldn't be too hard on yourself, and just give it some time!

Because good things come to those who wait 🙌

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