15 Phases Of Post Grad Job Search As Told By "The Office"
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15 Phases Of Post Grad Job Search As Told By "The Office"

Everyone stay calm, it's job searching time.

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15 Phases Of Post Grad Job Search As Told By "The Office"
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In honor of my current job search, here's a list of just some of the phases of post grad job search.

1. Graduation is a couple months away. I don't need to start job searching.

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2. The realization graduation is less than month away hits and you haven't even applied to one job yet.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F25%2F635971495377957412246102507_tumblr_nknu5iT2ns1tdfn7vo1_250.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=714&h=1a3f02ab9930d5f9ad2b63057b9ae4b6c2227606067024e33687be338e89c4cb&size=980x&c=1905172762 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F25%252F635971495377957412246102507_tumblr_nknu5iT2ns1tdfn7vo1_250.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D714%26h%3D1a3f02ab9930d5f9ad2b63057b9ae4b6c2227606067024e33687be338e89c4cb%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1905172762%22%7D" expand=1]

3. You know you need to really start looking when your family won't stop bothering you about what you're doing after graduation.

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4. Looking for jobs can't be that hard, right? I mean, several of your friends already have jobs lined up.

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5. This is when you realize job searching is way harder then you first thought. [rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F25%2F635971496700723391-14119403_tumblr_nulbhfmTMn1uykee0o1_500.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=508&h=cf3fe9cc4d0adb95ba6f5aae3278166d6e91dd434802d16ae7ed701f73331cb9&size=980x&c=3104793249 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F25%252F635971496700723391-14119403_tumblr_nulbhfmTMn1uykee0o1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D508%26h%3Dcf3fe9cc4d0adb95ba6f5aae3278166d6e91dd434802d16ae7ed701f73331cb9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3104793249%22%7D" expand=1]

6. The only jobs you're qualified for are internships and jobs that pay minimum wage.

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7. As you talk to people around campus, you realize other people have applied to the same job as you.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F25%2F635971499034542377-1421048630_tumblr_nz9l8uORXr1s0u7vwo1_500.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=560&h=c3a2868052605fcddfbd0aa4a3f8c4fdbaef2eb229f6ef3cce327f6858e8bf1a&size=980x&c=1715341549 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F25%252F635971499034542377-1421048630_tumblr_nz9l8uORXr1s0u7vwo1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D560%26h%3Dc3a2868052605fcddfbd0aa4a3f8c4fdbaef2eb229f6ef3cce327f6858e8bf1a%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1715341549%22%7D" expand=1]

8. At this point you're contemplating getting through your post grad life with a minimum-wage job.

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9. You come to the conclusion that you deserve a job where you don't have to live off Ramen noodles.

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10. You get your first interview and finally have to wear the interview outfit that's been sitting in your closet since you bought it.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F25%2F6359714931251322531167729134_tumblr_nqd68mNHFL1riae2mo1_500.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=720&h=38d24efdc01cacd61eef44f8fafcaae52fb64128ca14109597b0011a707ca2c9&size=980x&c=3838683094 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F25%252F6359714931251322531167729134_tumblr_nqd68mNHFL1riae2mo1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D720%26h%3D38d24efdc01cacd61eef44f8fafcaae52fb64128ca14109597b0011a707ca2c9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3838683094%22%7D" expand=1]

11. Your first interview leads to your fist rejection because you're not qualified enough.

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12. After taking a week break from job searching, you jump back in and find yourself a promising job that actually pays you more than minimum wage.

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13. You get through your interview with all good marks and you finally get the call you've been waiting for.

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14. You get a job offer and are off to start your first real job.

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15. Six months later and you're hopefully still very happy working at your first post grad job.

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