14 Stages of Being Rejected For a Job That All Graduates Just Hate
Being rejected for a job is something most graduates experience at least once after graduating. It can feel like a lonely time, but, rest assured, everyone hates it in equal measures.
1. Feeling impatient at the initial waiting and wondering about when or if you’ll ever hear back.
2. And constantly refreshing your inbox as a result to see if you have a reply yet.
3. Realising you finally have one but then not wanting to read it for fear of rejection.
4. Scanning through for words such as ‘unfortunately’ and ‘regret’ before reading it properly.
When I open up an email.. If I see "unfortunately" or "we regret to inform you…" I don't even wanna read it anymore.
— Rem (@_DaBoyRem) October 31, 2014
5. Not that it makes the disappointment of finding them any easier to take.
6. Ultimately feeling more annoyed by the lack of feedback than by the rejection itself.
No offense to any HR people out there but it bothers me when interviewees aren't told why they didn't get the job.They just want feedback.😊
— Isaac Mbaziira (@IsaacMbaziira1) June 22, 2015
7. And wondering how you’re supposed to improve if no one ever tells you what you’re doing wrong.
8. Especially when you thought you had made yourself sound so damn employable in your application.
9. Beginning to question why you even did a degree if it doesn’t help get you a job.
Haha remember that time I thought having a degree and work experience would help me get a job after graduation. How young and naive I was.
— Kelley (@kellleygreen) April 9, 2014
10. While also trying to convince yourself that you didn’t really want that job anyway.
11. Questioning how many more rejections you’re going to have to deal with.
12. And worrying that everyone else is having more luck than you.
13. Dreading having to tell your family and friends that you still don’t have a job.
14. And just really, really not wanting to have to start the whole application process all over again.
Nevermind. You’ll get there eventually. 🙈