Career memes of the year's career memes of the week this past year even focused on technical support

Career memes of the year

24 Dec 2013

From astronauts to UX designers,’s career memes of the week have paid tongue-in-cheek tribute to workers in tech-related professions. We take a look back at the most popular career memes of this past year.

General news, technology trends, and even pop culture have all inspired the career memes of the week.

News that Ireland has seen an increase in research post-graduates in recent years inspired career memes of the week about PhDs, the demand for developers gave rise to game developer career memes, and even the popularity of TV drama Breaking Bad inspired career memes about chemists.

Beginning with the most popular, here are some of the professions whose memes have proved most popular with readers:


PhD meme

Game developer:

Game developer meme


Pilot career meme


Intern meme


Astronomer meme


Chemist meme

Software developer:

Software developer meme

Social media manager:

Social media manager meme

Project manager:

Project manage meme

UX designer:

UX designer meme

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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