When talking about unemployment, I often talk about how many companies ghost you after you send in an application. You might get a confirmation the application was received, you might now, and you most likely will never hear from them again.
I’ve applied to around 25 jobs now, most of which I didn’t hear back from. But three of them sent me rejection emails. And I know what you’re thinking, at least they got back to me! But in reality it’s one big ouch.
I guess when I don’t hear back from them I can at least pretend they were never seriously looking for candidates anyway. But when I get straight up rejected, with no explanation of course, I know that they looked at my resume and decided not to even give me a shot at an interview.
So, that sucks. But I’m just going to try and take it as a humbling experience. And hopefully when someone does reach out to me for a next step, I’ll know that they think I’m a good fit so I can be confident that I’m a good fit.