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11 Things No One Tells You About Applying For Jobs

It sucks. The end.

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1. Your resume will never be perfect

No matter who you ask, there will always be something wrong with your resume. You can spend hours and hours perfecting it, but the "perfect" resume is too objective.

No matter who you ask, there will always be something wrong with your resume. You can spend hours and hours perfecting it, but the "perfect" resume is too objective.

2. Cover letters are pointless

I literally just told you the same thing in my resume.

I literally just told you the same thing in my resume.

3. Your "dream job" probably isn't exactly what you think it is

The job you thought you wanted only pays how much? Just don't be surprised when you are reading through job descriptions and you find out you don't actually want the job you always thought you did.

The job you thought you wanted only pays how much? Just don't be surprised when you are reading through job descriptions and you find out you don't actually want the job you always thought you did.

4. You'll have to fill out the same information 100 times

Every job application wants the same information. You'll get real tired of filling out all the activities you did in college after the first application. Only 99 more to go!

Every job application wants the same information. You'll get real tired of filling out all the activities you did in college after the first application. Only 99 more to go!

5. You'll feel underqualified for every job

Sometimes it feels like even the entry-level jobs want 50 years of experience to be qualified to apply. Don't feel intimidated or like you need to have P.hD. If you are applying for an internship, you'll just be getting coffee anyway.

Sometimes it feels like even the entry-level jobs want 50 years of experience to be qualified to apply. Don't feel intimidated or like you need to have P.hD. If you are applying for an internship, you'll just be getting coffee anyway.

6. Every job interview is scary

Job interviews don't get less scary the more you do. Interviews are one of the worst parts of the entire job application process.

Job interviews don't get less scary the more you do. Interviews are one of the worst parts of the entire job application process.

7. There are too many job search sites

No matter how many job search sites you go to, the exact job you want still probably doesn't exist.

No matter how many job search sites you go to, the exact job you want still probably doesn't exist.

8. You'll want to go back in time

Why can't I just be a kid again?

Why can't I just be a kid again?

9. You'll check your email a million times a day

Everytime your phone goes off, you hope it's someone responding to your job application request.

Everytime your phone goes off, you hope it's someone responding to your job application request.

10. Asking for reference letters is awkward

Hi, person, I haven't talked to in five years, can you write about how awesome I am?

11. In the end, it's all worth it

When you finally get that job, you'll realize those countless hours of editing your resume and filling out applications was all worth it.

When you finally get that job, you'll realize those countless hours of editing your resume and filling out applications was all worth it.

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