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10 GIFs that capture what it’s like to hear back from an employer

Sarah Sipek, CareerBuilder

Nothing about the job search process is easy. Every step has its unique challenges—from writing resumes to editing cover letters and preparing for interviews—but nothing compares to the stress of waiting for an employer’s final decision.

Here are 10 GIFs that capture the agony of waiting—and the elation of finally hearing back:

1. When the hiring manager says he’ll let you know his decision on Friday afternoon…


2. When Thursday night rolls around and you’re too nervous to sleep…

3. When you spend all morning trying to distract yourself while you wait…


4. Then 12:01 p.m. hits and you begin a staring contest with your phone…


5. When it doesn’t ring by 12:08 p.m…


6. So you start frantically refreshing your email…


7. When the phone FINALLY rings…


8. And you quickly compose yourself…


9. When you’re waiting for the hiring manager to give you his decision…


10. And then he offers you the job…


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