Job Hunting In GIFs: Resumes, Resumes, Resumes


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Today’s digital job market means that your hunt for entry level work or a summer job will probably involve sending cover letters and resumes via email or applying for work online.

There’s no denying that the internet is an invaluable job search tool, but sometimes it’s important to remember the classic job search tactic: pounding the pavement with a stack of resumes.

Our latest instalment of Job Hunting In GIFs captures the lighter side of the off-line job hunt–and you may find some of these experiences all too familiar.

If you stumble upon a GIF that captures the highs or lows of the job hunt, don’t forget to – your GIF might just be featured in a future installment of Job Hunting In GIFs!
 

Resumes, Resumes, Resumes

When an employer has too many applicants and you ask to drop off a resume in person

And the employer looks at you like:

When an employer has too many applicants and you ask to drop off a resume

 

When you hand in a resume and you’re perfect for the job

The employer’s reaction:

When you hand in a resume and you're perfect for the job

 

When you hand in a resume and you’re not-so-right for the job

The employer’s reaction:

When you hand in a resume and you're not so right for the job

 

When you show up to apply for a job and the person ahead of you gets it on the spot

Their reaction:

When you show up to apply for a job and the person ahead of you gets it on the spot

Your reaction:

When you show up to apply for a job and the person ahead of you gets it on the spot - 2

 

When you and a friend drop off a resume somewhere and only one of you gets an interview

When you and a friend drop off a resume somewhere and only one of you gets an interview

 

When you’re handing out resumes and you suddenly lose momentum

When you're handing out resumes and you suddenly lose momentum

 

When you give out a whole stack of resumes and realize you got your phone number/email/own name wrong

Reality dawns on you like:
When you get the bottom of your resume pile and discover you got your phone number/email/own name wrong