I have been applying for jobs in the Marketing field for about a year now. Since last May, I have consistently sent out my resume to thousands of companies, hoping to hear back from them. And I have been lucky enough to hear back from at least a dozen of them. I have even been lucky enough to reach the final three contestants on their interview game show. But I have always been one of the three that have been rejected for not being qualified enough or for being too qualified, or for whatever else reason they could make up.
That really sucks, doesn’t it? I mean, its all fine and dandy if I don’t get called in for an interview. I don’t actually feel the pain of rejection as badly. But when I get called in for an interview, I get to the final stage of the interview process, I am the very last ones out of hundreds they pick out, and then I get the boot, that hurts, that really, really hurts. It hurts where it counts most, in the self-esteem booty. It hurts even more when you see the person they chose over you. You look at that person and you look at them and you have this look on your face. Seriously? Seriously, you chose that loser over me. I can’t believe it.
Of course, at that point, you want to pull out the race card. Is it because I am a minority? Is it? Well, is it? You will never know obviously, even though non-minority individuals get selected over you every single time. You could blame it on the race card, or you could blame it on the fact that you left the last company you worked at after only one year and went to travel for a year. Maybe that could have something to do with it? What do you guys think?