My Job-Related Tweets Explained

Andrew Stevenson

The following are basically some of my job/job search experiences summed up from my twitter account.  I provide the meaning of the tweets with some advice to go along.



1. Whenever I think I might be unqualified for a job, I just remember that Rob Ford is mayor and even I’m smarter than him.

Meaning: I am jealous that the mayor of Toronto can get such a prestigious job and I can’t even get a half-decent job even though I (believe) I am smarter than him.

Advice: Don’t get too jealous.  Be ambitious and apply for jobs you may think you’re unqualified for, and realize that things such as networking are sometimes as important if not more important than school.

 2. Dear Prof I loved ur course and was wondering if u need a student assistant 4 ur cool research! = I hated ur class got a C+ and i need a job

Meaning: I am feeling desperate and will work with/for anyone/at anything even if I strongly dislike it.

Advice: Try to get involved with research you think you would like but don’t be too picky either (as I am clearly not).

 3. I constantly need to remind myself that just looking at job postings does not increase my chances of getting a job…

Meaning: I felt accomplished after a hard day of searching up jobs but in reality applied to none of them.

Advice: The job search is long and hard. While it is productive to look at postings and weed out the ones you want, at the end of the day you won’t get any jobs you don’t apply for.  Be ambitious.

 4. #thatawkwardmoment when you realize your grade 10 summer job selling corn and hot dogs is way better than your current job

Meaning: Pretty self-explanatory.

Advice:  Get your money and never look back! (if your job sucks).

 5. first day of training today :S:S:S::S:S:S::S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:SS:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:

Meaning: I’m nervous.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes/look dumb.  It’s normal and people tend to be cold towards new employees, but they eventually warm up.

6.”i wish i had the money but i can’t find work” #storyofmylife

Meaning: Slightly incorrect quotation from Bad Kids by Lady Gaga.  Basically I felt down because I was broke.

Advice: Keep your head up.



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