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The fault in our resumés: Job search vs. your self-esteem

This may sound like a rant, and it is, but this whole job searching has made me cranky. So bear with me if I get a little overboard. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you, the greatest bout of all time: Job search vs. your self-esteem.

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Looking for a job after college? Yeah, it doesn’t work like that. It doesn’t matter if you nearly killed yourself trying to get good grades, doing co-curricular, working part-time to make ends meet and acquire the specific skills for the job you actually want to do, recruiters will still reject you.

Why? Who the hell knows. They expect you to have 3 years of experience in an entry-level job. I mean, who came up with that? How do they expect us to do two unpaid internships and survive? In what world does that make sense?

Interview

 

‘Tell us about yourself’

They expect us to summarise the hell we go through at uni and those internships and working part-time and present it in a way it is professional, sorry it’s exactly what they want to hear. They have these prejudices set that and it doesn’t matter if you have an excellent GPA or have all the necessary certifications or recommendations, they’d still hire the robot who can work for minimum wage, 12 hours a day, doesn’t question, just smiles moronically. That is the ideal candidate.

Even if by any chance you had your interview which you feel good about and are now really expecting an offer, you won’t get it, at least not for a few weeks which is not such a bad thing if there is some sort of assurance that they are gonna respond to you, in either case. But that’s not how it works. If you aren’t selected, these people don’t even have the balls to tell you that. How hard can it be? To tell someone they are not hired? Even if the person is constantly mailing you. They play with people’s desperation and they know it. What kind of an asshole do you have to be to not call back or mail a person who’s constantly asking you for an update? A person who doesn’t even know if his application is still in consideration or his resume is in the trash.

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It doesn’t matter if you do everything right, nobody gives a crap. Not companies, not people, no one. You’re left with 2 choices in the end. Be willing to sacrifice your self-respect and work like a dog, for half a day, without questioning, without objecting for an amount that’s barely enough to survive on till the next paycheck comes OR quit everything and do your own thing, which could mean your college degree is now of no use, with massive debt and no assurance that you will make it. That’s life for you.

So?

“Well, ishturd guy, it happens with everyone ok? So quit complaining and man up!” Yeah, ‘it’ happening to everyone doesn’t make it right or acceptable. And not talking about it won’t make the problem ‘disappear’. This whole bloody system is flawed. And I am not even cribbing about not be able to do what I really want (because let’s face it, that’s not gonna happen) , I am complaining about not getting a job, for which I worked my ass off at uni, did everything right and still end up here, with my debt sitting there, smiling slyly. The world’s playing a cruel joke, and you sir, are the punchline.

And the winner of Job search vs. Your self-esteem is….

 

 

Do you really wanna know?

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10 random things, number 7 will not shock you because it sucks!

There comes a day when the old beardy above gives you lots of free time to kill…and because you’re a blogger and you’re bored and you don’t know what else to do,  you write a pointless article about random things that make no sense and doesn’t serve any purpose other than to annoy its readers.

 

Well if you are as free as me, you’re probably going to read the whole thing, even though I believe that the title itself is enough hint that this is going to waste your time. Even better if you’re reading this at work because as they say, the company makes a dollar, I make a dime, that’s why I shit on company’s time. So let’s continue this metaphorical shitting and start wasting even more of your time.

 

1.Life is really pointless

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Jealous of this dog? Well, you should be because this dog here has figured out the secret of the universe while you’re still trying to get out of debt.

 

2. No one gives a flying f**k about you

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For those who can’t figure out what the word with asterisks is, it’s fuck. People don’t care about you like I don’t care about you and you don’t care about me. We’re just really coexisting.

 

3. There will always be 0.01% of germs surviving

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4. Charmander IS the best starter

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Just look at this thing. IT’S A FREAKIN LIZARD WITH A FIERY TAIL THAT EVOLVES INTO A FIRE BREATHING DRAGON.  Beat that with your gay turtle and whatever the abomination Bulbasaur is.

 

5. Benedict Cumberbatch looks like an otter had sex with this

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Look into his eyes and tell me I am lying. This could very well be a ‘behind the scene’ from Season 5. If ‘strange’ was something Marvel was aiming for then they had hit the bull’s eye. Otter Strange!

 

7. You’re a product of late-stage capitalism

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Whatever you own, have, bought or wear is the result of capitalism. You know as the old saying goes, “Everything you ever wanted is because somewhere, someone in the world wanted you to want it.”

 

7. You still had a little hope for the 7th one

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Sorry man. Like I told you, it sucks.

 

8. Most people are stupid and you can’t change that

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Not to sound like douche although I think we’re past that… but the truth is you’ll meet lots of stupid people in the world and you’ll start losing faith in humanity. But don’t lose hope, it never gets easier.

 

9. I can say all this to you from the comfort of my own homeCat-Pic

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If you’re still reading this then I feel sorry for you. Don’t you have anything else to do? I mean come on man, there must be SOMETHING you could do other than read this crap. Not even porn? Smh.

 

10. You need to let things go sometimes

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Stop comparing yourself, stop being jealous, stop worrying about everything, stop thinking what could go wrong, stop…Just stop for a moment. Let go of things for a little bit and rest, because nothing else will let you.


So that’s it, thanks for wasting your time with me. You’re truly unemployed.