There’s only so much BS a human being can possibly take. And this level of tolerance decreases as soon as we start talking about job applications. From one hell of a job description to position requirements that make zero sense, these are just the tip of the iceberg of the dangerous and severe diagnosis known as chronic job search exhaustion.

If you have it, you know it—because at this point you are no longer willing to send one more cover letter with dear this and dear that, because enough is enough. But there’s a safe space to talk about hard things and this corner of the internet known as the r/RecruitingHell subreddit is precisely that.

With 154k members no longer buying into broken job offers, the subreddit has quite a hell of a collection to make you feel better about where you’re at, or at least, not worse.

#1

I Will Drink To That

I Will Drink To That

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

👌

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#2

This Happens All The Time

This Happens All The Time

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third molar
Community Member
7 months ago

The most frustrating of all!!. Should be higher.

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#3

Anyone Relate To This?

Anyone Relate To This?

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JennyLaRue
Community Member
7 months ago

YES! The only reason they don't include it is because they want to try and pay you as little as they can get away with.

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Job searching is one heck of a job to have. And while you’re on duty, there are many things that induce the dread of any job seeker—job search fatigue. From never-ending cover letter requests to test tasks, pre-screen interviews, draining face-to-face interviews, trial first day, and you name it, only to find out another candidate has been chosen, it's something that puts a strain on your wellbeing in a way that not many things have.

The worst part of the job search is that until you find one, you are not allowed to quit. The problem is that if you succumb to job search fatigue, you’ll prolong the whole process and the search will become no less easier, but way longer. So you wonder what can be done about it?

#4

Hiring Managers And Recruiters

Hiring Managers And Recruiters

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Laura Craig
Community Member
7 months ago

THIS!!!!

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#5

A Little Too Accurate

A Little Too Accurate

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Elio X
Community Member
7 months ago

So accurate it hurts. Don't forget the mountain of student loan debt because tuition inflation is so much higher than normal inflation. I started college in 2008 and since then the tuition cost has gone up almost 1.5 times.

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#6

This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

That is absolutely epic. :D

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“It produces this feeling of ‘what’s the point’ and ‘I don’t want to put myself out there’ and obviously that’s a problem,” said Dawn Norris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. But the bigger problem is that if “you’re not seeking, you’re not going to find anything.”

But according to Norris, job search fatigue is much more complex than simply “an exhaustion of rejection and not hearing back.” It turns out, it has also to do with the loss of identity. “For those of us whose identities were connected to our jobs, those rejections and not hearing back creates a mismatch. We’re constantly getting these feedback mismatches between who we believe ourselves to be and what we’re hearing. When we hear that, it increases our job search fatigue.”

#7

Saw It Online

Saw It Online

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

You should have applied, for the bants.

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#8

We Need To Make Discussing Salary Normal

We Need To Make Discussing Salary Normal

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
7 months ago

It is normal to discuss salaries. I am an employer, had some interviews as I hired three people (small office). While I liked their enthusiasm and their willingness to work with me, I always told them the net salary at the interview. It isn't fair to find out your salary only after working for a month there.

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#9

Opinion

Opinion

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Monday
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd like a gameshow type deal where a bunch of folks from different countries try the job applications from around the world.

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Then, there’s a stigma about job seekers as they tend to self-isolate and put up a smile every time talking to people about how their life is going. But it’s really important to talk to others to get that much-needed social support and reassurance that you’re going to be just fine. Also, people may help you to learn new job search strategies, give a fresh perspective on your skills and experience, provide useful tips, and after all… help you to find a job.

#10

I’m Done

I’m Done

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Alex the awful German
Community Member
7 months ago

shoudn't this be much higher? so funny!

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#11

Rejected From An Internship For Not Having Enough Experience

Rejected From An Internship For Not Having Enough Experience

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Marianne
Community Member
7 months ago

We call it internship culture.

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#12

Gold

Gold

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

A lot of the content on LinkedIn is so pretentious it feels like a social network for bullshitters

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#13

Uno Card

Uno Card

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

I like this idea. But for now there is Glassdoor

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#14

This Is What It’s Come To

This Is What It’s Come To

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

LinkedIn has its own language

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#15

This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

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James016
Community Member
7 months ago

Don't forget that this is an entry level job with the corresponding salary.

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#16

A Delightful Find On Linkedin

A Delightful Find On Linkedin

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

Ah...the circle of life!

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#17

Job Ads Nowadays. Sorry If Repost I Didn’t Find It In Search

Job Ads Nowadays. Sorry If Repost I Didn’t Find It In Search

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Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
7 months ago

and also you're working in an office full of karens and kyles (male karens)

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#18

Company: My Next Hire Needs To Be Enthusiastic About The Role So This Doesn't Happen Again

Company: My Next Hire Needs To Be Enthusiastic About The Role So This Doesn't Happen Again

neurorex Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

"Firings will continue until morale improves", I hung that sign on my door once. Didn't know then but it was a few weeks before I left that employ.

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#19

Nothing They Can Do

Nothing They Can Do

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

But if they fire you, are you entitled for compensation?? O.o

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#20

Saw This On Linkedin And Had A Good Laugh!

Saw This On Linkedin And Had A Good Laugh!

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Elio X
Community Member
7 months ago

Nice!

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#21

Unfortunately…

Unfortunately…

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

According to my annual evaluations, I am the most efficient employee in my team (my manager wants to promote me). I am severely underpaid, not only for the work I provide but also compared to my colleagues. I asked for a raise and they denied, saying that I should be happy I have a job at this day and age, so I decided to underwork so it matches my salary. I'm still and by far the most efficient employee T.T

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#22

Because, Obviously, You Shouldn't Have A Life Outside Work. Thought This Would Fit Here

Because, Obviously, You Shouldn't Have A Life Outside Work. Thought This Would Fit Here

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Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
7 months ago

Funny, did s/he expect basic human decency from a hedge fund? That's adorable.

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#23

You Are Not Google. Don't Recruit Like Google. Sincerely, Someone Who Wishes They Worked At Google

You Are Not Google. Don't Recruit Like Google. Sincerely, Someone Who Wishes They Worked At Google

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Hermien Scholten
Community Member
7 months ago

thisssss.

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#24

Idgaf Anymore, Sending Rude Replies To Recruiters Who Ghost

Idgaf Anymore, Sending Rude Replies To Recruiters Who Ghost

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Jane S.
Community Member
7 months ago

Speaking as someone who once worked in admin at a recruitment agency, avoid recruiters like they're coming at you wearing a suit of flaming bees. They give ZERO f***s about you, and keep people holding out hope they'll get jobs that don't even exist. I have so many horror stories.

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#25

I Cracked This Morning And Submitted This Application - I Am Sick Of These Ridiculous Questions

I Cracked This Morning And Submitted This Application - I Am Sick Of These Ridiculous Questions

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
7 months ago

People praise me for working at a homeless shelter. I work there because I don't want to live there.

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#26

2 Iq Test?! Really?

2 Iq Test?! Really?

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe that's how the CIA recruit these days? 🤔

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#27

Gotta Start Early

Gotta Start Early

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Robert T
Community Member
7 months ago

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Well I would have had 9. I started programming when I was 11. More difficult if you are counting employment, as like most people I graduated at 21.

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#28

So I’m Not The Only One Constantly Getting Ghosted?

So I’m Not The Only One Constantly Getting Ghosted?

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Gogubaci
Community Member
7 months ago

I honestly learned to not casre about this. You don't come back with feedback in 5 working days, I move on. I had cases where the feedback came after about 3 weeks saying ok you made to the next stage. And I was like do I know you? Don't take c**p folks.

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#29

Something Tells Me I’m Not Going To Be Getting A Call Back

Something Tells Me I’m Not Going To Be Getting A Call Back

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
7 months ago

This might actually do the job.

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#30

We Don’t Count Internships As Experience Here, So Let’s Just Forget All Of That

We Don’t Count Internships As Experience Here, So Let’s Just Forget All Of That

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Bianca Du Toit
Community Member
7 months ago

As long as you shut them up!

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#31

Crying

Crying

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

This annoys the f**k outta me! 🤬

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#32

Employment Gap

Employment Gap

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, but you still haven't answered the question... hmm??

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#33

Yep

Yep

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

Because you fire them for the most absurd reasons.

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#34

Catch 22 Solved

Catch 22 Solved

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Eric Law
Community Member
7 months ago

It's amazing the number of employers who apparently want liars to come work for them.

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#35

Exactly On Time...

Exactly On Time...

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third molar
Community Member
7 months ago

Re: thank you so much. Saved another quit and job search.

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#36

Every Time

Every Time

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Jennifer
Community Member
7 months ago

Who gets Ramen cups?? I sure don't....

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#37

Corporate Lingo Irl

Corporate Lingo Irl

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Jane S.
Community Member
7 months ago

Or, work hard play hard means work a 60 hour week, then participate at least weekly in late night boozing with your colleagues because if you don't, you're not a team player.

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#38

Don’t See “No Memes” As A Rule And I Thought This Subreddit Might Enjoy This

Don’t See “No Memes” As A Rule And I Thought This Subreddit Might Enjoy This

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

In a better place, with a better salary and thinking about you, still stuck in this same position.

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#39

*face Palm*

*face Palm*

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Shull GaRett
Community Member
7 months ago

Whats the difference?

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#40

Hope Memes Are Allowed Here

Hope Memes Are Allowed Here

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Mimi777
Community Member
7 months ago

I worked as dispatcher for a trucking company and when we booked loads they emailed them to us so we could print them out to sign then fax them back. I always wondered if there was an easier way to do it...

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#41

Too True

Too True

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Bepina
Community Member
7 months ago

This is sick.

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#42

Still How I Feel Everytime I See It

Still How I Feel Everytime I See It

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

I loved that interviewers facial expressions.

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#43

My First Haiku

My First Haiku

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Jenny McKeown
Community Member
7 months ago

How can it recommend you should write more when it requests a haiku? Leaving aside the fact that asking for a haiku was ridiculous to start with!

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#44

How I Feel Everytime I Log In To Linkedin To Update My Profile

How I Feel Everytime I Log In To Linkedin To Update My Profile

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Stephen Foley
Community Member
7 months ago

I only use Linkedin to keep in touch with peoplewhom I know and who either don't use Facebook at all or who want a more serious and non-controversial Forum/Means to make contact. I have never used it for job-seeking and at age 68 I am highly unlikely to do so.

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#45

Found On R/Yesyesyesno

Found On R/Yesyesyesno

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Khavrinen
Community Member
7 months ago

Autopsy Assistant?!? Well, I won't be eating at Moe's Southwest Grill any time soon!

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#46

Figured This Would Fit Perfectly!!

Figured This Would Fit Perfectly!!

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Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
7 months ago

hes still going there's journeys on netflix which is set AFTER alola sun and moon

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#47

So After A Full Day Of Applications I Did This...

So After A Full Day Of Applications I Did This...

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Marie
Community Member
7 months ago

At least they got a rejection!

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#48

Amen

Amen

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
7 months ago

And most of them are just copied from various websites. And never read.

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#49

Get Degree...

Get Degree...

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

F**k you Boomer!

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#50

So Has Been My Experience

So Has Been My Experience

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

Doing nothing isn't impossible. It does take some practice, though..

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