17 Mixed up 🔄 Feelings We All Experience 🙃 when Job Hunting 🔍 ...

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Job hunting is brutal.

It is just brutal.

It's worse depending on your field, of course, but there are universal horrors experienced by everyone who has ever gone on a mad, frantic hunt for a new job – or even a slower, more leisurely paced one.

Haha, joke, is there such a thing?

BUT SERIOUSLY, FOLKS.

Allow me to bond with you, and vent about all the feels we experienced when we're trying to find a new place to work ASAP.

1. You Start out so Determined

You Start out so Determined

You're so ready.

You want a new job so bad.

You're going to rock this job search.

Everything good will happen to you.

2. You're an Eager Little Shark

You're an Eager Little Shark

You probably make this face.

This is your shark smile.

You're eager and hungry and ready.

3. You Feel Tremendous Confidence in Yourself

You Feel Tremendous Confidence in Yourself

Everyone you approach will instantly want to hire you.

They will be so charmed by your introductory email that they will not even need to read your gorgeous, impeccable resume that cost you $2.99.

4. You're Excited about All the Possibilities

You're Excited about All the Possibilities

So many jobs, so many positions, so many opportunities – and they're all just waiting for you to pluck them like ripe fruit!

5. You're so Wide-eyed and Hopeful

You're so Wide-eyed and Hopeful

You know, you just know that there's something else out there for you, something new and different and fulfilling.

6. But then the Anxiety Comes

But then the Anxiety Comes

How come no one's getting back to you?

Is your email working?

Maybe Gmail's down.

Maybe your internet isn't working.

That must be it.

7. And It's Quickly Followed by Insecurity

And It's Quickly Followed by Insecurity

What if you're not as awesome as you think you are?

What if you're destined to remain in the dead-end job that's currently sucking the soul out of your body?

8. Self-doubt Comes Soon after

Self-doubt Comes Soon after

Yup.

You suck.

No one is ever going to hire you.

You will remain stuck where you are until they sack you.

Then You Hit the Denial Stage
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