16 hilarious haikus all job seekers can relate to

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16 hilarious haikus all job seekers can relate to

Wherefore art thou, job offer?

OK, so maybe you’re not exactly Shakespeare when it comes to resume writing and perhaps your last interview was almost as tragic as the ending of Romeo and Juliet.

Monster has you covered (just check out our resume writing services and interview tips).

But taking it one step further, in the spirit of National Poetry Day, some Monster staff writers poets wrote up some haikus all job seekers can relate to—with additional advice for all of your employment woes. Enjoy!

Salary is on my mind
Also, what’s for lunch?

Read more about salary negotiation on Monster.

Your toxic workplace
Should be a superfund site
Hazardous to health

Read more about toxic workplaces on Monster.

I wish that I could
Unsubscribe from work email
Without being fired

Read more about company emails on Monster.

When you love your job
Work should not feel like a slog
But a trampoline

Read more about loving your job on Monster.

Office thermostat
Why do you hate me so much?
I'm freakin’ freezing

Watch Monster’s video about freezing offices.

Entry level job
Need five years experience

Read more about nailing the interview when you don’t meet the qualifications on Monster.

Networking event
Socially awkward introvert
Smile and shake a hand

Read more about standing out at networking events on Monster.

My biggest weakness
Why would you even ask that?
Nobody’s perfect

Read more about assessing your weaknesses on Monster.

Startup interview
Bikes, dogs and cold brew coffee
I feel over-dressed

Read more about dressing for an interview on Monster.

Forgot to hit mute
On morning conference call
You don’t smell that bad

Read more about conference calls on Monster.

Used corporate card
To buy beer and Pokémon
Does that count as fraud?

Read more about things your boss doesn’t want to hear on Monster.

How do I answer?
Such complicated questions
I am just tongue-tied

Read more about how to answer tough interview questions on Monster.

Coworkers laughing
We love our jobs. So much fun!
It’s meaningful work

Read more about jobs with crazy fun perks on Monster.

Afternoon coffee
You make today’s big report
Really come to life

Read more about boosting your energy on Monster.

Tweeted those pictures
Interview begins at 2
Can I delete them?

Read more about social media on Monster.

Job search, where to start
Always seems neverending
Tomorrow's the day

Find your next job on Monster.