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23 April 2005 @ 10:54 pm
a day to get over it and get on with it  
"Thank you for your interest [in the] Institute. A thorough review of your credentials has been completed including an interview. At this time, we feel we must continue to look for a candidate whose background and experience more closely match our requirements for the position.

We are sorry you were not selected for the position and wish you success in pursuit of your career goals."

Success in career goals my ass. I don't really have any at this point, thanks to this process. I almost don't care what I do anymore. I feel like if I've stooped to actually trying to get a position selling shoes and fucking FAILING at that, I really have no right to hope or deserve for anything better. I feel like having a degree is useless. I'm either over or under qualified for everything and wind up getting nothing.

I can understand not being precisely aligned with "requirements," but I still I have one basic question that nobody's been able to answer:


How the hell do you "expand" your "skillset" if there are no goddamn "opportunities" for you?

I'm going to go and bawl and hopefully be over it by Monday so I can go throw myself at people again.
Current Mood: crappycrappy
silence_glaive on April 24th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
When I was looking for a job, I ran into the same replies, a LOT, and the same questions went through my mind. All I can say is keep at it. It's not an easy thing to do right now, but keep hammering and you'll run into something, I'm sure of it.

Have you tried going to a placement agency yet? That was what finally did it for me.
Miss Belldandy: Always by your Side <3kurthy133 on April 24th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm really sorry hun. That's really hard.

Like Celestine said, keep at it. I know you can do it. <3
Silvermask: Spike - Serious (eyes)silvermask on April 24th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
/pif. they don't know what they're missing.
a wandering expatriate: censoredclockchild on April 24th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
Urgh ...
The job market seems to be ridiculously ridiculous in every country. I'm still looking for a job in Germany, along with my husband. My first interview went surprisingly well ... until she asked me if I had a job already. I said I was currently unemployed. She practically kicked me out in her rush to get rid of me. I was unable to get a job because I have no job. I do not enjoy the irony of this.
Lurchjunk_jungle on April 24th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
The job market sucks everywhere, it's true. I'm in Brazil, and I decided to go back to school and get another degree, make myself more marketable. An MBA looks great on a resume, so I'm told...
Giang (yang): I don't know. ?????cometeoraine on April 24th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Good gaud I hate replies like that. [One of these days, I'm going to save all my rejection letter and make an artwork out of them, and make sure it gets famous. Then proceed with my evil plot.]

I think these people expect everyone to intern when they're in school or something. Otherwise, I don't know how else you'll get the 'experience.'
Fish: ???kayay on April 26th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Sometimes wish they'd just say, "No you're not what we're looking for," instead of pretty placating words about experience, but it's even more fun when you're "overqualified". Now that's a jolly kick in the gut.
Katenyxdae on April 27th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah I was going to say internships are really helpful for experience in the business job market...You might have to intern somewhere while working another job to get experience.
One Who Wanders: been betterabiona on April 27th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
"... while working another job to get experience."

This is the problem.
Katenyxdae on April 27th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry :(

Something will come along!