I am not good with rejection. I never have been. Then again, is anyone good at dealing with rejection?
I never really had to deal with rejection in my love life. (A) I didn’t take risks and (B) I only went after what I knew I could have. Otherwise – it didn’t happen. I was not signing myself up for any type of rejection because as we all know, rejection sucks, but professional rejection sucks even more so than love life rejection! Horribly!
Most of you all know, I got laid off about two months ago. I have applied to so many jobs, it’s sick. I’m going to say 95% of them have not even contacted me back. Rejection. A handful have called back only for me to drive 20 minutes there to do a 15 minutes interview and be told they would call me with their decision and drive 20 minutes home. Rejection. Of the 5% that allow me to interview, 3% have not called back. Rejection. The 2% that do call or email are only telling me that they hired a “better qualified candidate”. Rejection.
It’s not like I’m applying to be some huge professional in some giant company that must be paid 6 digits a year. For the love of it! I am seeking an administrative position. A position that I have held for the past 6 years. A position that any of my past employers in the past 6 years (three of them total) would tell you that I exceed “above average” in. So who in the hell is more qualified than I am!? How am I not able to get a dang job!?
I am so ready to throw in the towel. How is someone supposed to handle two months of rejection over a position that not only I know I am perfect for, but anyone that knows me knows I am perfect for. I cannot handle the rejection anymore. So now I am going to go sit in a corner and eat worms (not really because it just makes me work harder on this here blog, but we can pretend, right?)