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14 Times Celebs Felt Your Job Hunting Pain

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What do I begin to search for?

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For some reason you completely forget what you've studied for X number of years. Was it law, or fine art?

What does that even mean?!

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Job descriptions become the bane of your life. Why can't they be written in plain English? We're looking for a candidate that can understand several forms of made up jargon, knows how to stand on their head and make coffee at the same time, as well as being able to recite the alphabet - not the regular alphabet, the one invented in the future! It contains 300 letters. Do it backwards.

This is getting kind of depressing.

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I mean, come on, why does it have to be so difficult? The last three years of my life have been spent working towards this moment, and now I'm stuck in a rut. So, so many jobs in the world, yet none of them seem to be for me.

What have I been doing with my life?

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You've worked your butt off for three years or more. You've interned, took work experience, volunteered and yet nothing seems to be getting you through the door. Worst still, you're genuinely considering lowering your expectations. After all, how hard could it be to get a paper route? Ugh, life.

I can earn a full-time salary whilst working part-time at home?

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Why aren't more people doing this? Oh, because it's a scam. Why are jobs like this allowed to be posted onto job search websites? The old addage "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" is something you wish wasn't true. What if there was one genuine company out there offering this to people? Man, that would be the life. Just as long as it isn't anything too dodgy, like working for the mob or something.

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Unfortunately perfection has a gate-keeper, and their name is experience. Typically two-years. Can somebody, anybody, please tell me how I'm supposed to have two-years experience in an industry that requires just that to get into? Logic is a great thing to have, and this doesn't make sense. Why not ask me to possess a dragon egg whilst you're at it.

Maybe I should curl-up and pretend the real world doesn't exist.

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What the hell, right? You've spent hours looking through pages and pages and pages of job adverts, yet nothing seems to fit. It's almost as bad as when you go shopping, find loads of sweet new clothes, only to find out they're all too small. You shouldn't beat yourself up about it, but you do anyway. People tell you not to worry, but if only you hadn't had eaten that triple-cheese panini and a cake... WHY DIDN'T I CHOOSE THE CHICKEN SALAD!?

...but then Netflix wouldn't exist.

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Think about how much Netflix means to you. Now times that amount by the biggest number you could think of... like, by one-billion or something. That's how much it means to somebody looking for a distraction from the crippling world of unemployment.


Where was I? Jobs. For a moment I forgot just how frustrating this is.

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After breaking out of a Netflix binge-fest, you come to the sudden realisation that those three-hours turned into three days. Feeling bad about it, you commit to doubling your efforts to looking for jobs. Your browser history screams at you with all the sites you've already visited, and you've got way too many tabs open with ads that you're thinking of applying to. Way too many tabs. However, not too many for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to make an appearance.

But remember: Loads of other people are in the same position.

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Unemployment sucks, there's no two-ways about it, but at least you're not going through it alone. There are hundreds and thousands of people around the world who feel exactly the same as you do. They're having the same thoughts, feeling the same emotions, and probably watching the exact same series of Orange Is The New Black as you in order to forget how much everything sucks right now.


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Wild Job appears. You use bad-ass skills of awesomeness: +1000 damage. It looks like all of that hardwork has started to pay off, even if you had to trawl through hundreds of ads to find it. It's totally within your grasp right now, all you need to do is catch it.


Application submitted. Now it's time to reward myself.

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And so you should! Remember: This race isn't a sprint. You've got to take your time with the roles you apply for. There's no point in applying for jobs you really don't care about. Would you rather take your time and potentially end up with a job you really want, or panic-apply and regret it in the near future? So put your feet up, load-up a boxset and eat a slice or two of pizza. Hell, eat the whole damn thing - you've earned it.

Now all you have to do is play the waiting game.

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Hopefully it won't be too long until somebody from that perfect job gets in touch with you. They'll offer you an interview, you'll go to that interview and you'll blow their freakin' socks off. If they're not wearing socks then you'll blow their God damn mind with your knowledge, wit and intellect. They'll be stupid not to hire you, it is you afterall! You're an ass-kicking, name-taking, take-no-nonsense model employee.

...and until then...

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You can watch Netflix guilt-free, resting assured in the knowledge you're one step closer than you were before to leaving this seriously shitty period of time behind you. Also, you didn't sell yourself short and you aimed high. If you've got a talent: show it. If you've got a skill: utilise it. The hunt is difficult, but the reward will be more than worth it in the long-run. You, my good friend, are winning at life.

How did you deal with being unemployed? Or are you currently unemployed and going through a rough time? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll all share the crap together.

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