Hiring Freeze For Real

16 Mar

Okay, funny stuff, Onion. But it’s only funny to cryogenically preserve recent graduates immediately after graduation because there’s some truth to the fact that my classmates are not being hired.

I’m certainly glad that people are at least poking fun at our common misfortune. In fact, that’s what I’ve found to be most useful for the discouraged: humor. If you can laugh a little (including at yourself) during the job hunt process, you’ll be better off for it.

Employers are looking for people that are personable. I wouldn’t want to work with you if you don’t have a sense of humor anyway. For generation Millenial, I’d say a little self-depreciation can come in handy when “entitlement” is so prevalent.

Ease into it: just don’t start your interview off with a joke (or a pickup line).

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