Posts Tagged ‘handling rejection’

Rejection Letters

February 24, 2011

TMI.

I got one the other day.

I applied to a company, had an initial phone interview, and then never heard from them again.

A month later, I got a rejection letter from them, basically saying, “Thank you for your interest in our company. We regret to inform you that we’ve decided to go with another candidate.”

DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No, really?!?

When I tell people about this, most say, “Well, at least they were nice enough to let you know.”

Well yeah…but I already knew.

Look, if a company’s interested in you, they’re not going to keep you hanging for more than a week.

They’ll let you know.

They’ll get in touch.

They’ll keep you updated.

If not…

They’re Just Not That Into You.

Do we really need rejection letters to state the obvious?

Yeah, as much as we need Ricky Martin to announce that he’s gay.

…Or a poll that LA has the worst traffic.

…Or A-Rod admitting he took steroids.

BTW, I also heard somewhere that junk food isn’t good for you.

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Willblogforlols is written for entertainment purposes only.  Going to write to that company now and give them a counter-rejection letter.

Andrew Wisot is a freelance writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and an US Weekly Fashion Cop who’s “between jobs.” Andrew will blog for LOLs until he’s employed again or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.  

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How Do You Take Rejection?

March 29, 2010

So a company brings you in for an interview.

Perhaps they bring you in for several interviews.

Things look good until you get the call.

“We decided to go with another candidate.”

How do you take the rejection?

Do you take it like Homer Simpson and go, “Doh…son of a…”

Or do you take it like a defeated Presidential candidate:

“My fellow Americans…I fought the good fight and unfortunately, lost (boos). But let me be clear. I am not through yet (cheers). I am still standing (cheers). Therefore, in the event that things don’t work out with the chosen candidate, perhaps you’ll hold on to my resume, so that I can be given another chance to prove that I am the top candidate (cheers, whistling and applause).”

…followed by this speech in your head:

“Oh, you idiots! You picked the wrong guy. No wonder your country company’s going down the toilet…you morons don’t know how to choose a candidate! I hope the new hire flakes on you guys or screws up badly and you guys come running back to me, begging me for the job! Hmmm….let’s see how quickly I accept. Better yet, let’s see how much more money I demand before accepting the job.”

“…And God Bless America!”

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Willblogforlols is written for entertainment purposes only.

Andrew Wisot is a freelance writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and an US Weekly Fashion Cop who’s “between jobs.” Andrew will blog for LOLs until he’s employed again or 50,000 miles, whichever one comes first.

Email: andrew@willblogforlols.com