You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood!
Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.
1. "So... have you heard back from any job applications?"
Well... have I announced that I somehow miraculously have a job yet? No. PSA: If we haven't told you we've got a job, we haven't got one. Please leave us alone to wallow in self-pity.
2. "You're sooo lucky to have all this free time"
Am I? AM I? Because I am bored shitless. Everybody around you seems to have jobs - or at least something to do.
Also, it's not really free time when, in between cover letters, you spend every spare second questioning your self-worth.
3. "Why don't you try looking for a job in 'x' field?"
And the suggestion is *always* something very far away from the job you're trying to land.
4. "Omg, *How* are you still unemployed?!"
Hating yourself actually takes a lot of energy, guys.
6. "Bet your degree feels like a waste of time now, eh?"
Much like this conversation, Uncle Jim.
7. "But everybody else seems to have a job?"
It's taking every ounce of my energy not to compare myself to Snooty Sarah from my seminar who has landed her dream job at that ridiculously high-paying firm. Please, I really don't need you comparing me too.
8. "When are you going to get a job?"
Do you people think we're not trying or something?!
9. "You should try volunteering or something"
10. "Do you have a job?"
Granted, this is the same as 1 and 8. But it's just so invasive. And mean.
Class of 2017: it's all going to be ok - eventually.