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Keep your sense of humor during your job hunt

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This article will discuss why humor can help job hunters and how they can keep their sense of humor. A sense of humor is an important part of a positive attitude that job hunters must keep during their job hunt. If they do not keep a sense of humor, they risk falling prey to depression during a lengthy job hunt. In fact, some jobs require a light, playful attitude, and a sense of humor.

On the internet, there are funny cartoons about the frustrations of job hunts. In one example, a job hunter visits a fortune teller and asks, “Any jobs out there, you know, in the nether regions?”

On job search blogs, there are funny examples of cover letter and resume mistakes. One such example reads, “Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!” A similar web site has a mistake that reads, “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain operation."

Another internet site has examples of funny interviews . One interviewee description on this site was of a female interviewee whose dress seam split down the side of her dress during her interview.

Still another internet site has funny job search jargon. One such example is the real meaning of a job ad advertising for self-motivated applicants, which is: “Management won’t answer questions.”

For those with a creative urge, they can alter well known nursery rhymes to funny job search themes. For example, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” could be altered to read:

Twinkle, twinkle, little job,

How I wonder where you are!

Up above my reach so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little job,

How I wonder, where you are.

As another example, “Row, row, row the boat” could be altered to read:

Send your resume

Gently through the mail

Merrily, merrily, merrily

Hope it will not fail.

If you are a member of a job search group, you might pin up some of these funny internet postings as posters where your job search group meets. If enough group members do likewise, such efforts will do much to lighten the job search mood of your group.

What suggestions do you have for promoting a happier, more playful job search? Please comment below.

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