After a few long months of fretting about her future, things are looking up for Kristen Sullivan.

Toiling away through online application after application, answering needless questions about herself that are already in her resume, Sullivan was beginning to wonder if there was light at the end of the tunnel.

So when she received an automatic group email from someone called Sophie, or Ellie, letting her know that she hadn’t made it through the interview round of the application, she realised, that the dream job may be out there after all.

Sullivan explained that although the auto-reply message only referred to her as “Dear Applicant” a wave of renewed optimism has washed over her body.

“I mean, it’s a shame that they couldn’t even be bothered to address me by name considering I spent 2 hours applying for a generic job as a Comms person at some corrupt regional fuck hole of a council, but hey it’s something,” Sullivan said.

“This is exactly what I need to spur me on to keep applying for a raft of jobs I’m aptly qualified for but probably won’t get for a variety of reasons.”

Sullivan explained that when she attended all the uni and career days, no one told her about how hard it is to get a job.

“These fucking uni’s should be sent to the ACCC. ‘Oh we have a 95% employment rate for journalism,’ they all tell you,” she said.

“Yeah and 10% of those people with a job are actually journalists. They rest of us are causal employees in hospitality and retail. I shoulda done teaching or something.”

“Anyone I’ve gotta go and fill out a 2 hour aptitude test and write a 1000 word feature story for this next application before I go to work at the RSL,” she said.



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