1. Filling out applications takes a lot longer than expected
2. Getting a job is like a job itself
Since some applications take about 30 minutes, you could be stuck filling out applications for a full day. That's basically a job itself because you're constantly writing and answering questions dedicated to finding a new job. It takes some time and patience.
3. Some applications make you fill out the same information more than once
When applying online to some jobs they ask you to submit your resume which includes your work history and education. Then the application asks you to manually input your work history and education when it's already included on your resume making you do double the work.
4. Updating your resume everytime you apply for a different job
5. Realizing most jobs want experience but you're still in college
For some college graduates this can be very frustrating because not many people have experience prior to graduating. You'll just have to find the perfect job that will hire someone with little to no experience or prove yourself to the company.
6. You'll have to write a cover letter for certain jobs
7. Don't expect a call back right away
8. You will get lots of phone calls fro numbers you may not know
You will get lots of phone calls from numbers you may not know after applying to several jobs. It is important to try and answer these phone calls because some of them might be a call back from a company asking for an interview.
9. You get easily attached to a job you don't even have yet
Sometimes applying to a job can be really exciting and it may be the perfect job you've been looking for. It's easy to get hung up and attached to a job you don't even have yet. Keep your mind open and don't always expect that you've got the job because if you didn't you will be very disappointed.