5 Emotions You Experience Immediately After Submitting Your Resume


1. Confidence

Yes! I am definitely going to get that internship, how could they NOT choose me? Mentioning that time I spent an afternoon building a Habitat for Humanity house was a good choice, and so relevant to their job description. I mean, they don’t know that I never went back again. I’ve got this.

2. Uncertainty

Wait, did the email actually go through? It’s been like two minutes and I haven’t even received a form response yet. I should check and make sure it went through. Okay, there it is in my ‘sent’ folder, I shouldn’t have even questioned that, so silly.

3. More Uncertainty

What if my email didn’t actually send it? What if it is just stuck in the internet waves that are floating in the air in my living room? Are internet waves a thing? What if they actually look into that Habitat for Humanity thing I mentioned? Can they access the volunteer records there? Why did I add that?!?

4. Fleeting Reassurance

I’m going to google Habitat for Humanity and my name, and see if any records come up. Okay, nothing, thats good. There is probably no way of them ever finding out that I only volunteered that one afternoon. I’m overreacting, surely such a big company won’t worry about how many times I picked up nails around a job site.

5. Shallow Confidence

Oh, an email from that company I just applied to! Oh, it’s a form email. Okay, well that is kind of disappointing. But that definitely confirms that my email actually sent, and they received it! This is good. I am definitely going to get an interview.