By Sophie MacCue
Are you graduating from CSU in 2014? Are you excited to finally start your career? If only it was that easy!
1. Entry-level you say? But must have at least 2 years of experience?
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2. Periodically updating your resume according to each new job summary.
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Any last minute attempt to try and make yourself look more experienced.
3. Awkwardly seeking out previous supervisors for recommendations.
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4. Internships you’re actually eligible for aren’t accepting recent graduates.
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Where was this job listing during the entirety of my college career?
5. Unpaid internships are all that’s listed.
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6. Or nothing at all comes up on literally all of the online job searches.
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7. Saving money working somewhere you despise, hoping you’ll get hired for a real job soon.
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8. Constantly comparing yourself to all your friends who got a job while still in college or immediately upon graduating.
9. Slowly going crazy second-guessing yourself about why you haven’t been hired yet.
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Is there something wrong with my resume?
10. Quickly learning that having a bachelors degree and a few internships doesn’t equal experience.
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11. Wasting time daydreaming about finally getting an interview.
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12. Being completely qualified for a job in another state and then “must have a valid [insert state] driver’s license.”
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What’s wrong with my Florida driver’s license? I can relocate!
13. Getting your 10th rejection email.
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At least I heard something, right? Maybe?
14. Making an account on jobfinder as a last resort to find any openings.
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15. Always hearing this from friends and family: “Maybe you should have a fallback, just in case it doesn’t work out.”
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16. Doing work for free in order to get hired.
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With time you’ll eventually learn to think optimistically about the future and starting your career. Until then…
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