HumourJuly 08, 2019

Finding a job in the development sector

The many emotions you feel while job hunting in the social sector, captured through moments from one of our favourite sitcoms—Parks and Recreation.
2019-07-08 00:00:00 India Development Review Finding a job in the development sector
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Looking for a job is almost never easy, but there is added trauma when you want to work in development.

1. When you first tell your parents your plans, and they ask how you will survive on a social sector salary

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2. When your friends from the sector give you a reality check, after you tell them that you think the job will be ‘enlightening’

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3. Your reaction when they tell you what it’s actually like

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4. When you ask your friendly professor to write a letter of recommendation, and they ask you to write it yourself

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5. When you learn that the founder of an organisation you were looking at is your mom’s friend

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6. When your interviewer asks you if you’d like to volunteer for the organisation’s cleanliness drive
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7. But when they ask you if you’d be willing to work on Saturdays

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8. You to yourself after the first rejection

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9. You to yourself after the 5th rejection

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10. When you’re ready to give up on the dream



11. And when the offer letter finally shows up!

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