[image] It Might Be Hard, Keep Pushing.

[image] It Might Be Hard, Keep Pushing.
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Author: Jetty_Boy

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  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    YoBGS

    Needed this. I’m at about 40 applications and I’ve had to bust my butt just to get 3 of them to tell me “no” - everyone else just pretends I never contacted them or followed up or replied to the follow up. No interviews yet, no asks for references even. It’s why it blows my mind that people on r/personalfinance are always like “I applied for 4 jobs and have 7 offers, $125k seems insanely low for an entry level job, how can I get another 6 weeks vacation?” So thanks for this!
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    bug_vittles

    Any big shot was once a little shot that refused to stop shooting.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    investorchicken

    I was there... Hundreds of 'Unfortunately', 'We're sorry', 'We regret to'. Fuck that. All behind me now, and I'm glad I didn't fold. Sure, it took a toll on my psyche, on my body ultimately, but finally I got out of the hole. Breathing the linden-scented air of victory now.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    CanuckPanda

    I quit my job at the start of January. Six months and a thousand applications later I found not only a new job, but one that may be my dream job (it’s only been a month but I still wake up every morning *excited* for my 90 minute commute and my day). It felt like the unemployment and lack of hits on the job search were going to last forever, but it all worked out. Thankfully my country still has a strong safety net for unemployment insurance and I was able to stay afloat with less debt than I would have otherwise.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    zapsters89

    Applying to jobs now. I needed this. Thank you.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    ImBreads

    We just have to keep shooting meth
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    NinjaMyles1

    Can testify to this. In at an induction now after almost a year of unemployment.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Thragetamal

    The trouble for me isn't that I have to apply 100 times to get a win. The problem is that what you win is a Casual or part time position at best. That doesn't even guarantee a living wage. That just results in poverty and drawn out destruction. But you know go team Human.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    freedandforgiven

    This is so my life right now. I'm not giving up but not gonna lie, it is psychologically hard when you keep getting rejected.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    King-Of-Rats

    Seriously, getting a job (especially in some fields) is just a matter of applying *a lot*. Indeed will regularly give me notifications that 500~ people applied to a job I got, and I can just go out on a limb and say I probably wasn’t the single most qualified, a lot of it is just luck. Additionally, if you’re applying for jobs remember that the more of a hassle it is to find/apply for the less people actually will. I have probably a 5-10% callback rate on any application that I can “1 click apply!” On indeed, but probably a 60% callback rate for jobs where you have to apply on their company website.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    spark0

    800 job applications later. No one W will cancel this amount of shit.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    pwnepwne

    It's a numbers game. What irritates me is every position wants a personalized resume and a completed questionnaire
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    cosmicmonkeyYT

    This is true with dating as well
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Klakson_95

    I've had a few "Congratulations... " followed by "we'd like to invite you to our assessment centre"
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    smolratboi

    I'm 22 (a month from 23), graduated last year with a B.A. in Graphic Design, currently working at a local shop, and applying for jobs in my field. Does anyone know if this is the hardest time in ones life career wise? The lack of real world experience, and no one willing to give it is driving me insane.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Jimmytulipan

    It shouldn’t be “congratulations”. It should be “thank you for wanting to join our team”. I know it’s easy for someone in a steady job to say that but trying to get a job should not be like trying to win the lottery. This world is messed up. A few people hoarding the wealth and resources with no other mission than making more for themselves is not the model of a sustainable or progressive society. We accept this as a fact of life because we feel we have no choice, which is exactly what they hope we do and so we are equally guilty of perpetuating this sick scheme on its one way path leading back to a society of peasants and lords. A revolution of some kind is way overdue.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    kalitarios

    I can kinda get behind this, except when you get laid off, and apply to 200 jobs over the course of 6 months and don't get that 1 offer until the 9 month mark... 3 months after your unemployment check runs out... that's rough.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    aswedishtiger

    This goes in line with "You only hear about the success none of the failures." Think about how many strike outs Ken Griffey Jr has Think about how many missed shots Michael Jordan has But you never hear about the losses. Google them, they have more missed shots and swings then their entire leagues respectively at the time. You only hear about how many home runs and championships they have for a reason.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    futurecode98

    One W cancels all the L's - man I didn't get it
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    snufkinn415

    If he didn't shoot mehn maybe he wouldn't have such a hard time finding a job :/
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    abark006

    If you need more motivation just looks at those student loans you gotta pay back !
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    yourweaponsplz

    This is why I don't give up on dating. You only have to get it right... Once.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Anarchycentral

    Probably only got 1 callback out of 100 because he couldn't spell men correctly....
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    beatsbystav

    Same story with me. I was applying for jobs for a year and a half. Got a degree in CS and was unemployed for almost a year after graduating. Had maybe 2 or 3 interviews but I decided to work on a masters to at least not look like a bum. Landed an internship at an amazing company and I’m honestly a little happy those others never worked out because of how amazing this opportunity is. You just gotta keep up the hard work and never give up. Things will always fall into place
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    UnRepentantDrew

    I'm trying to keep my head up. Got caught up in a large company layoff back in 2017 and I'm still trying to find a new job. Running into a lot of ageism. I didn't think this would be a problem with the experience I have.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    RustyToaster206

    I applied for 25 jobs and only one said yes and at minimum wage. I have a wife and two kids. Minimum wage won’t cut it. I’m 28 and a veteran with invaluable skills but they don’t translate to the civilian world. I wasted 6 years of my life since most schools won’t accept 60 of my 64 college credits. So I’m 2 years behind school and 8 years behind all my friends. Thanks military.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    BlueeDoveTail

    This today!!! I finally got a job and part time to help with my anxiety and depression. Could literally cry with relief! It all happens for a reason and now I can finally see the rejections were good things leading to something so much better! Keep your chin up and don't stop trying, it's just around the corner I promise!!!!
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Derakors

    I have got a job like 6 months ago... An I got fired 2 weeks ago. Now it's time to keep looking again
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    s3rp3nt3r

    Add 1 more 0 for me, still jobless ☺️
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Fingerbob73

    It's all about mindset. When I used to work in Sales, we'd analyse our sales funnels. If you found out that, on average, you sold to 1 customer in every 10 and made £500 in that sale, then the way to improve and maintain motivation would be to mentally thank every customer after the call for the £50 whether they bought or not. If you earn £500 after 10 calls on average, it's better to think like every single customer earned you 1/10th of that money rather than normal feelings of rejection 9 times from 10. I used to literally not care if a customer said no, cos I was fully aware of my funnel averages.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    TabaCh1

    I love those blob emojis
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    2000edmftw

    I applied for hundreds of jobs whilst claiming the dole (social security), very rarely did anyone even respond. I took a job abroad 2 years ago and now have a great job as an Associate Professor in a foreign country. Both myself and my wife earn significantly more than we would at home, have more holidays and a better standard of living. Don't give up, the right job is there but it can take perseverance.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    AlphaOmega926

    Got through 3 interviews for this one job; HR, panel with managers, and interview with the department head. Then got an email for a final interview with HR...probably about salary, benefits, etc. Was excited. Got a call a few hours later saying they sent that email to the wrong candidate. It wasn't for me. Very crushing. Needed this. Gotta take a lot of Ls before I get that W. It could always be worse. Gotta be thankful I'm searching while I'm employed. Just gotta keep applying.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    lushfaye

    When I graduated it was hard the first few months not finding anything.. some people telling me it took their kids a year or more to find a good job. I went back and counted all the jobs I applied to and it was at least 80. I applied to things in my city first and when I had no luck, I started applying to jobs 1 hour in all directions from me. I rarely even got emails saying "We're Sorry.." just dead silence. Finally, I got a call for ONE interview. For a job I thought I was least likely to get out of everything I applied for. It was higher paying than all the other jobs I had applied to and seemed to be a bit beyond my qualifications having 0 experience in it. Went to the interview and was asked to come back for a 2nd interview. The Director didn't seem to be too impressed by me and he was just overall hard to read. A week later I got a call saying I had gotten the position! I've been here for 6 months already and it's been a bit of a challenge but I've already gained a good reputation for myself. I've gained a few references if I want to move beyond and I've even thought about going back to school for my Master's since the company pays for 1 class a semester and up to 4 classes a year. It'll definitely help me move up and find better positions. I think I definitely got lucky. Not everyone gets a job as quickly as I did but that doesn't mean you should stop trying. It all happens for a reason.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    daledorlin

    My usual ratio is for offers is 5 for every 100 applications, which means this post seems pretty realistic given my history. Congrats! This is definitely a note to all of us who need to keep grinding to keep grinding.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    ZephyrSK

    I needed this. Keep losing confidence with each rejection.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Mandula123

    I applied to 150+ jobs after graduation. Heard back from 5, 4 said no, 1 said yes.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Derman0524

    100?! That’s not even a lot. I must’ve gone through 200-500 resumes and changed my resume many times. I finally landed something and it’s great
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    memopek

    stop shooting men
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Francisco3rd

    Story of my life with web dev
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Adaddr

    How many years of experience did you have already? Not everyone is in the same situation...
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    ClownSuitCowboy

    That's what she said.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    pizzaguy4378

    This was hard to read
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Madame_Blaque

    Wtf is “mehn”?
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    dreadivere

    Only a hundred? Lucky bastard.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    iFunnyGopher

    Lol I’m at about 200-something applications and counting, a few interviews but no offers and it’s been since February, not feeling great about that but hopefully something comes through soon
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    marianop88

    Mehn? Du?
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    playin4power

    On that grind now after finishing my associates degree. Have my second interview today. I was just on the cusp of losing hope too. It'll happen y'all, just keep working.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    ZKXX

    always keep shooting mehn
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    EarthAllAlong

    Maybe he got so many turned down for so many jobs because he didn't proofread his résumé.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    longshot

    Whoa whoa whoa, why are we shooting mehn?
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    nobodycares_101

    maybe it would be better if, in the case of entry level jobs, instead of expecting each company to sift through hundreds or thousands of applications with little to no meaningful difference between them, that there was a fucking wait list taken care of by a third party (a non profit, or the public sector preferably) where once your number was up you had a choice of job positions you're qualified for that are currently open really, the whole seeking employment system is a fucking train wreck and a gigantic waste of time and productivity. i suppose something approximating it worked in the 1800s and 1900s but this is the 21st century; a single computer database, unmanned, could take care of this entire system by itself
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    tyYdraniu

    didnt understand shit.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    MrSilvestre

    11 months and more than 300 applications. Still no job...
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    dreegun

    Am I the only one that glanced at this post in my feed and kept trying to figure out what the punch line was?
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    lECAyERN

    This post gave me a malignant brain tumor
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    YouAreHIVAladeen

    Is this english? Trying to figure out wtf they're trying to tell me
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    hatul_adom

    I dont understand the accent xd
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    gotwings123

    Whenever I misspell "men" on a job application, it seems like i dont get the job...racists.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Land2600

    Is there a translator for this?
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Capt-Space-Elephant

    That speaks to me as a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    robmc0830

    Fuck bro, tell me about it.😬🔫
  • Posted: July 12, 2019 04:56

    Anonymous