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Old 02-28-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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I’ve applied to over 200 jobs. Had about 10 interviews and I get the same rejection emails something along the lines of. “While we were impressed with your qualifications we had other candidates that better fit the requirements. We wish you success in your search”
Should I be taking this personally? Or is it just luck of the draw sometimes. They always seems to really like me, I am good at answering the behavioral questions. Some introduce me to everyone, give me a tour, ask when I’m available. I send a thank you email. Then get a rejection a week or so later.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I’ve applied to over 200 jobs. Had about 10 interviews and I get the same rejection emails something along the lines of. “While we were impressed with your qualifications we had other candidates that better fit the requirements. We wish you success in your search”
Should I be taking this personally? Or is it just luck of the draw sometimes. They always seems to really like me, I am good at answering the behavioral questions. Some introduce me to everyone, give me a tour, ask when I’m available. I send a thank you email. Then get a rejection a week or so later.
Assuming the bolded is true - there's not much you can do other than expand/improve your skills.

Should you take this personally? That's up to you. Some folks use that to fuel their motivation. However, most of the time, decisions aren't made to spite you.

Realistically - when someone says, "you are the best candidates we've come across so far". If it is true, it is only true until the next "best candidate" walks in the door.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm confused. Thought you just changed jobs a few weeks ago from the previous change. Have you changed jobs often? To many job changes will make you a bad risk.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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I’ve applied to over 200 jobs. Had about 10 interviews and I get the same rejection emails something along the lines of. “While we were impressed with your qualifications we had other candidates that better fit the requirements. We wish you success in your search”
Should I be taking this personally? Or is it just luck of the draw sometimes. They always seems to really like me, I am good at answering the behavioral questions. Some introduce me to everyone, give me a tour, ask when I’m available. I send a thank you email. Then get a rejection a week or so later.
Didn't we just go through this with you a few months ago???
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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It's a numbers game; your job-hunting experience is pretty typical. You could take it personally but should do so in a positive way. Were there thing(s) you could've explained better in your answers to their questions, reflecting back on the interview(s)?
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Competition is inescapable OP.
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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A lot of these jobs never get filled. Don't worry about it. Some companies "pretend" like they are on some mass hiring binge to give the ILLUSION that they are growing and doing well.

But they don't get filled (And if they do generally its filled by a potential or current buddy or lover of the hiring manager) and the responsibility is just thrown on some sorry sack "lucky enough" to work there. Or they just stay open and nothing is ever done about it.

Employees are just parasites and expense to most companies today. A sorry unfortunate necessary evil. Its all about getting by with the LEAST AMOUNT of employees possible. Sure its idiotic. With a limited workforce, good luck getting anything done, keeping up. Anyone with any brain at all will tell you its better to be overstaffed and than severely understaffed with operations. But companies today don't see it that way. Its keeping expensive low and not looking past the current financial quarter.

You want to get things done and be successful and grow your business, you have to be staffed properly. Theres no way around it. If that means some executive can't make an extra million.. Oh well The poor thing should be able to survive. The only real talent I see from corporate management these days is just laying people off

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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I’ve applied to over 200 jobs. Had about 10 interviews and I get the same rejection emails something along the lines of. “While we were impressed with your qualifications we had other candidates that better fit the requirements. We wish you success in your search”
Should I be taking this personally?
Don't take it personally.

Don't get attached to any job application.

Apply. Move on. Apply to next job. Move on. Eventually something will hit. It is a numbers game.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:29 AM
 
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Have you looked out of the country?

Minimize the amount of time you spend on any one application, there is no way for you to know what is going through a hire managers head and you dont have the time or the energy to worry about what you cant control. IF you have glaring qualification issues then you could be working on building more skills.

I was laid off over a year ago, i have a fill in job for now thats not bad but the competition is ruthless and cut throat in alot of places, way more so than is healthy. The USA is heading to a socialist revolution but until then just keep your head up and dont vote against your own best interests no matter what, election cycles dont come up that often and you dont want to get hoodwinked by a wolf in sheep clothes saying that this or that is "theft" blah blah blah and end up dying on the streets before the next election cycle is due.

The key is building skills and start thinking about what language you want to learn because if the boomers have their way we will be living in feudalism which is functionally what most of us are living now. You will need the language skills and higher level skill sets in order to be accepted when you try to emigrate. Most other countries have MUCH more robust safety nets so if you can make it there and get some kind of permanent residence then you at least wont worry about dying on the streets which is a very real possibility in the USA.

If your skills are so common that an employer can afford to pick and choose and start filtering on superfluous character traits then you need to think about completely changing what it is you want to do. If your skills are in demand alot of road blocks will suddenly go away, if you are competing against 100's of people then the hire manager will start filtering on only God knows what. They like to call them "soft skills", essentially major a$$ kissing.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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Have you looked out of the country?
Foreign countries need low level customer service workers?

OP's resume: Can you advise if my resume is professional?

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