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16 Worst Parts About The Job Hunt

Wasn't the Internet supposed to make this process easier or something?

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1. Creating a résumé that attempts to make you sound impressive.

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Does "fourth grade tic-tac-toe champion" go under skills or achievements?

2. Scrolling through listings for hours at a time only to find nothing.

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You should be getting paid for even TRYING to find a job.

3. Finding the perfect job...and not being qualified.

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10+ years experience to be an entry-level administrative assistant? Get out of my face.

4. Applying to companies with lengthy application processes.

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YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO CONTACT ME ANYWAY. JUST LET ME SEND YOU MY RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER LIKE A NORMAL, KINDHEARTED COMPANY.

5. Trying to make contacts at networking events.

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"I know I don't have a business card or a blazer, but I can be good at things sometimes. Please hire me."

6. Trying to ask old contacts for help.

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"So...I know we haven't spoken since eighth grade…but I'm fucking broke and OH GOD PLEASE HELP ME."

7. Everyone constantly asking you about your employment status.

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If I got hired, I would tell you. Ask me about something less depressing, like how my Netflix marathons are going!

8. Stalking possible future co-workers on LinkedIn.

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Wait...they can see I looked at their profile? WHY, INTERNET GODS, WHY?

9. Considering a return to internships.

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And a return to college so you're even allowed to intern at all.

10. Waiting to hear back from the 50+ companies you emailed.

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At least a simple "nope" response would reinforce my lack of hope.

11. Finally landing an interview and scrambling to get ready for it.

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The outfit, the flawless answers, the thorough research. Who wouldn't want to hire someone with a knowledge of your company's founding date AND a tucked in shirt?

12. The interviewer asking everything you didn't expect.

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"Why do I want to work here? Um, well...why don't you ask me about the color of your website instead?"

13. Writing the perfect thank you letter when you get home.

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"Thank you for taking the time to interview me today. I hope I impressed you with my sweaty handshake and nervous foot tapping."

14. Waiting to hear back.

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Any day now...any...day...now...

15. Finding out that someone else got the position.

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Thanks, Obama.

16. Starting the hunt all over again.

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And regretting informing all of your friends and followers of your last interview. But hey, at least you got experience. I guess.

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