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17 Mixed up Feelings We All Experience when Job Hunting ...

By Lyndsie

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.

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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.

9 Then You Hit the Denial Stage

Then You Hit the Denial Stage Denial. IT'S NOT JUST A RIVER IN EGYPT ANYMORE.

10 You Become Irrationally Angry

You Become Irrationally Angry You're angry at everyone. Your current employer, yourself, everyone you reached out to, and even the employers and hiring managers you haven't reached out to yet.

11 Now You're Drowning in Disappointment

Now You're Drowning in Disappointment What went wrong? What happened? What did you do? What could you do better?

12 Which Soon Leads to Wallowing

Which Soon Leads to Wallowing

13 You Start Thinking about Therapy

You Start Thinking about Therapy There is obviously something wrong with you, after all. You are broken and awful and no one wants to employ you. Therapy is so expensive, though, and you won't even have insurance until you get a new damn job …

14 … so You Pick Wine Instead

… so You Pick Wine Instead Wine will hire you.

15 All Your Motivation Drains Away

All Your Motivation Drains Away Why bother being motivated? No one wants to work with you. Being unmotivated is infinitely easier.

16 So You Start Cyber-stalking Everywhere You Applied

So You Start Cyber-stalking Everywhere You Applied Why? So you can pinpoint all the ways they suck, of course, and convince yourself of how much better off you are.

17 And Convince Yourself That You Will Find Something

And Convince Yourself That You Will Find Something And you will. The right job is waiting for you, no matter how dark your prospects seem right now.

We are not unemployable, damn it! There's always tomorrow. Oh, god … there's always tomorrow.

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