When you’re looking for your next job, the process can really wear on you: Interview after interview, one application after another. And when you’re catching up with friends and family, you know it’s just a matter of time before someone asks, “How’s the job hunt going?”
Whatever advice they offer is well-intentioned, but sometimes it’s just not useful. Here are a few GIFs to help you cope with some of the suggestions that may come your way.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“Hang in there!”
“When one door closes…”
“Just keep calling! Show them that you really want the job.”
“You’ll be fine. Your husband is working!”
“It’ll all work out.”
“It’s not you, it’s them!”
“Just go to grad school.”
“Enjoy your time off, because you’ll wish you had it when you start working!”
They must mean...
But really it’s like...
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Consider Adrian that friend who gives you advice on getting ahead at work. Having thrived in startup and Fortune 500 corporate environments, he knows what it takes to get the job done and be indispensable to your team. He currently manages mentorship programs at The New York Times and is an alum of Yale University and The New School. Say hi on LinkedIn or book a one-on-one coaching session on The Muse's Coach Connect.More from this Author