Five relatable AF tweets that sum up the struggle of job hunting
Just when you think you’re done with all the deadlines and stress, the post-uni job hunt is a new kind of hell. It becomes a full-time job where you send out at least five different applications a day, every day, yet hear absolutely zero responses. And why is that? Because employers have ridiculously high expectations. These tweets nail exactly what we’re all thinking when we’re struggling to land a job.
Employers don’t expect much, just…
All job listings ever:— Alyssa Wêst (@anwestendorfx) May 14, 2016
*ENTRY LEVEL POSITION*
Requirements: 25 years experience, masters required, PhD preferred, Russian fluency helpful
Time to learn every language known to man to improve job prospects…
Here’s a riddle…
I've been asking this question for years, but HOW TF DO EMPLOYERS EXPECT YOU TO GET EXPERIENCE IF NONE OF THEM WANTS TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE?!? pic.twitter.com/Y5VDFSG2sd— Trini_Harley_Quinn (@trinimami1_Lyse) January 29, 2017
It’s even worse when you’re applying for an unpaid internship that expects you to have experience. You’re not even paying us!! Just give us this one, pls.
What does entry-level even mean?!
Job posting title: "Entry level Reporting position"— Conrad Close (@conradclose) February 7, 2017
Requirements: "History of award-winning journalism" #WhatDoesEntryLevelMeanNow
Does it count if the journalism piece was a short story written in primary school and the award was a Pokémon prize pack?
Makes perfect sense…
When employers want you to have 10 years of work experience before the age of 22 pic.twitter.com/sQlxcH5RmN— UniFacts (@UniStudentFacts) March 23, 2017
Well, I have 10 years of experience as a student…
When a dog is more qualified than you are…
So this dog can become mayor yet I can't get an entry level job unless I have 10 years experience at the age of 21? pic.twitter.com/5vnr50Q2dQ— Andrew (@MumsBigBicep) March 29, 2017
Tbh, I would give this doggo a job too.
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