Job Hunting In GIFs: Advice You Hear (Too Often)

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If you’re on the hunt for an entry level job, you may occasionally find yourself a little bit down in the dumps. It can be hard to keep your head held high when you feel like you’ve applied to every job in sight without much luck.

When you’re having a tough time of things, friends and family are usually quick to offer you sincere, well-meaning advice, which can be a great asset–until you’ve heard the same phrase one time too many.

This installment of Job Hunting In GIFs takes a brief look at advice you’ve probably heard before–and how it starts to feel very different from what it’s meant to convey.

As always, if you find a GIF that reminds you of the job hunt, be sure to – it might just be featured in an upcoming edition of Job Hunting In GIFs!

Advice you hear (too often) in GIFs

“You just have to dive right in!”

What they mean:

You just have to dive right in! - What they mean

How it feels:

You just have to dive right in! - How it feels

 

“Have you tried looking for jobs online?”

Your reaction:

Have you tried looking for jobs online? - Your reaction

Their reaction:

Have you tried looking for jobs online? - Their reaction

 

“Get back into the swing of things!”

What they mean:

Just get back into the swing of things! - What they mean

How it feels:

Get back into the swing of things! - How it feels

 

“Give it your best shot!”

What they think of:

Give it your best shot! - What they think of

What you think of:

Give it your best shot! - What you think of

 

“Take a leap of faith!”

Their version of leaping:

"Take a leap of faith!" - You

Your version of leaping:

Take a leap of faith! - Your version

About the author

Elias Da Silva-Powell is a Content, Marketing and Community Specialist at TalentEgg, as well as a two-time graduate of Queen's University. An avid bow-titan, he has been trying to bring whimsical neck wear back into the mainstream since 2008. He's around on Twitter: @EDSPowell and you can check out his profile on LinkedIn, and even G+.

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