posted by Liam Dryden

Struggling to find work in this ruthless world? John and Hank Green can help ease the pain.

When you’re just getting started and you’re super excited about joining the adult world of employment:

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When you apply for two whole jobs in one day and decide you deserve a treat:

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When you spend ages on your LinkedIn profile but nobody is impressed:

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When an entry-level job requires “at least 2 years of experience in this field”:

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Or they try to get away with saying you’ll be “paid in experience”:

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When somebody contacts you asking if you’ve ever though of working in recruitment:

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When they want you to include a photo in your CV for some reason:

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When a friend says they know someone that has the perfect job opening for you:

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…And then you accidentally spend weeks waiting for this plan to actually happen.

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When all you want is to know that somebody at your dream job even read your application:

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When it’s been 2 months of applying and you realise your brain is both of these at once:

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And making yourself seem like the most employable person on Earth is slowly driving you insane:

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When Mum calls and asks how the job-hunt’s going:

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When you tell your friends about a position you applied for and then they apply too:

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When you’re genuinely considering going freelance instead:

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When an application website makes you fill in your CV manually:

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When someone asks if you have any tips for job-hunting:

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When you start spending your unemployment learning useless skills:

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When you finally land an interview after weeks but you’re a mess: 

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When they ask “Why do you want to work for this company?”

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Or they ask “Are you familiar with our brand?” when you’re not:

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And say stuff like “Applicants should have a passion for taking on a lot of responsibility while learning new things in a fast-paced working environment”:

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When the only job opening to get back to you is the one you wanted the least:

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And when you finally think “F*ck it, I’ll become a full-time YouTuber instead”:

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