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The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Job Hunting

Ohhhhh, Hell is a place on Earth.

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Whether you have recently graduated ... have not recently graduated, were in the market for a new job, or just seem to have picked a career where it is extremely hard to find a job (writing), you've probably come to realize that job hunting sucks. The whole process. Sucks.

You may sit online for hours, searching career boards and job postings. If you're like me, you even get emails sent to your inbox from Indeed.com at 5 a.m!!!

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With any luck, you'll find something and think, hey, I could do this! But then see in the requirements that the job requires 5-10 years of experience, 2 certificates, 4 internships, and offers a salary you couldn't even have lived off of in college.

Sometimes, you keep scrolling, but sometimes, you bite the bullet and apply.

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Copy that resume, create that cover letter that no one will even read more than a sentence of, write down those references you hope won't pick up.

Much of the time, no one answers. But sometimes, they do! And it seems if one does, they all do. It happens all at once, and at the same time.

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All these people want me? Obviously. I'm the best. (Big self-esteem change from ya know, an hour ago).

They want to set up a phone interview. Because no one wants to bother to meet you .. in person anymore.

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Also, just off stalking your social media, they couldn't tell if you were a psychopath or not. But who are you to complain? Step one!

Then, one of two things happen. One, the person falls off the face of the earth. Two, they want to bring you in to meet in person!

You get up in the morning pumped. Your resume is printed, you have questions to ask, examples to show, and you're ready to do whatever it takes to get to this interview.

And maybe, they called and offered you your dream job (or any job, for that matter) but since you're reading this post, they probably didn't.

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Maybe they sent you a nice thank you but no thank you email. But they probably just never answered or responded at all.

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