11 Times Bernard Black Summed Up Your Job Search

  1. When you tire of the search after ten minutes and your inner student starts piping up:



  1. When someone invites you out but you’ve forgotten how to function or be with people:  



  1. When you’re left waiting for a response from the company you really liked: 



  1. When you tell people about the one company that actually got back to you: 



  1. When you find out there’s a phone interview: 



  1. When your enthusiasm for your stop-gap job begins to wane: 



  1. When you didn’t properly prepare for your interview and get asked something difficult:



  1. Whenever you plan on having a productive day:


  1. When your parents and friends who already have jobs try to be supportive and positive about your future:



  1. When you give the honest answer to how you’d cope in a stressful situation: 



  1. When you upload your CV and still have to fill in an online application form that takes 3 hours:



If all else fails, you might find you’re suited to working in a quirky second-hand bookshop . . .


Katie Smith is a bookworm, Firefly fan and aspiring writer. She studied English Literature at Bangor University and now lives in London.

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