For those of you applying for jobs in the era of online applications, we salute you.

You start out optimistic.

You pass out resumes like they are Oprah’s favorite things.

You put yourself out there.

You spruce up your LinkedIn profile.

But then, the reality that this won’t be quick or easy sets in.

You start to feel the pressure.


You fill out every application.

Even the ones with the ridiculous requirements.

You hope and pray.

And then suddenly, an interview!

You have to answer tough questions.

You don’t want to brag, but…

You don’t want to be too humble either.

But you also don’t want to seem too desperate.

And then the wait begins.



Emmie Arnold

Emmie Arnold (she/her/hers) is a hospital chaplain in New York; a Reverend in the PC(USA); avid cook; traveler (on hiatus); friend and family member to many; writer; and musician.


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