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Tristan’s Top Ten Least Favourite Parts about Applying for Jobs

It’s that time of year where we are all thinking about summer employment or what to do after graduation. So, here’s a list of things I really hate about the job hunt.

10. Entry level position: “Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years experience, with increasing levels of responsibility”…
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9. Someone asks you how the job search is going…
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8. You see a job that is perfect and you have all of the qualifications…
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But the call never comes…
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7. Interviews are back to back, and you see the other interviewees, and they look so much more qualified than you do…
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6. “Why are you the best candidate for the role?”…
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5. When you’re trying to charm the interviewers but they’re having none of it…
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4. “Tell us about a time you experienced conflict, and how you resolved it?” And you should probably be talking about this…
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But really you’re like this…
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3. When the interviewers ask something you never expected…
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Then you’re like…
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And finally…
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2. Reflecting after the interview…
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1. “Sorry, we went another direction”…
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Best of luck to you all!

 

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