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7 Moments That Job Seekers Know All Too Well

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Let’s be honest — as rewarding as the end result is, looking for a new job can be exhausting. Between looking for the right opportunities, creating customized resumes and going on interviews, you put a lot of time, energy and emotion into the process. But even if you’re feeling frustrated, it’s important to know that you’re not in it alone — below are seven moments that nearly all job seekers can relate to.

(Pro tip: want to fast forward to happily ever after? Consider working with a staffing services firm like Kforce, who will proactively find the perfect match for you!)

1. You spend all day at work…

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…only to come back and spend hours looking for the right job when you get back.

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2. You think you found a job that would be perfect for you…

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…until you see they want you to have an MBA, JD and PhD.

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3. Finally, you come across a few good options. So you start working on your resume — and after a few days, it’s perfect.

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But then, you realize you still have to customize it for every job you apply to… and also write cover letters.

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4. Once all of your materials have been ~perfected~, you start filling out the application — you’re feeling good!

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Even when you have to enter all the same information you have on your resume.

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5. You finish sending out applications — now, it’s time to wait.

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And wait.

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And wait.

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6. Finally, you get the call you’ve been waiting for — they want you to come in for an interview!

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You prepare all week, and you’re starting to feel unstoppable.

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But in the end, they choose to go with someone who is “a better fit.”

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7. So you go through it all over again.

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But you don’t give up, even when you get discouraged.

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And in the end, you find a great new job — which makes it all worth it.

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It’s easy to get discouraged during a long, difficult job search, but remember: No matter how frustrating it gets, the right job is out there for you!

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