That's true that getting turned down can test your confidence. I just got a rejection email this morning, so I'm still feeling a bit down about it.
@Flower7 I know it sucks. It makes you feel you're not good enough. Just don't be too hard on yourself. I have learnt that it often is a blessing in disguise. The same company that rejected me for an internship had problems with the intern who they did accept. How did I know this? Because the girl was doing the same course as I and she had the same mentor as I did. It turned out she wasn't getting the projects and guidance she was promised to get. So she left the company and went elsewhere. Mind you that it is the SAME company that never returned a feedback mail when I asked them. It pretty much shows their integrity. I could have been in her shoes, but no, I ended up spending my internship at an even bigger company that I was comfortable working for and was learning a lot. In the end, I was happy that the shitty company turned me down.
I'm glad things ended up working out for you.
@Flower7 Thanks, just keep your head high. Keep putting yourself out there. Things will work out for you aswel
I love karma.
Me too 😊 and thanks for the mho! :)
And did they actually give you any useful information about the reason why you weren't hired?
Most of the time the feedback is simply that someone else beat me out.But I have received good feedback a few times about some responses that I gave and what to highlight on my resume.
Did they actually tell you what the reason was?
Yes but since those were "eons" ago, I don't remember all of 'em except the words "overqualified" & "unable to afford you" were most common.
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From every application I've turned in, I always get an email saying they found a more qualified applicant.
Application but no interview? If the response is they found a more qualified applicant, then that is the reason.
A few of them I did interviews for, but still got the same email saying they found someone more qualified.
May I ask what position you are applying for and do you have experience in the position?
It's for a pharmacy intern. I have the qualifications because I'm in pharmacy school and I have experience because I was a pharmacy tech for 5 years.
The issue may be that you are still in school and there are people out there that have graduated recently or have been out of school. Have you been looking at big pharmacies e. g. cvs walgreens or small mom and pop pharmacies? That may make a difference.
Either big chain pharmacies such as the ones you mentioned or in hospitals.
Maybe try to get your feet wet with a small mom and pop drugstore or smaller pharmacy... that's what I would do. Keep trying. It does suck when trying to gain employment and you keep getting the same responses. Stay diligent.
Starting with a smaller company is a good tip, thanks.
You're welcome. Good luck.
You're giving an unreasonable person a chance to put you down. Imagine a 1:15min interview which you aced and have several years of experience in already, an accredited degree which you aced the exam in that subject area, and being told you need to apply for assistant jobs because you need experience. Don't listen to people is my advice.
@Flower7 You're Welcome :)
I always get emails saying that they found "a more qualified applicant". I was hoping there was a way to find out more information than that, but I know they probably won't tell me much more than that.
They'll never give you a reason for fear of some sort of legal retaliation.
How did they find you? Was this from a website?
NO these were all local. I live in a rural area just outside a small town. Mostly word of mouth & people I knew.
Know not knew.
That's what they keep telling me in the rejection emails: that they found someone else. That's pretty obvious though.
Yes it is a lot of places do not want anyone that actually does work they want people who don't work and just lay around
True, that's definitely a possibility. I'm just curious about the reasons I haven't been getting hired for jobs. It's hard to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Yes, jobs keep telling me that they found a more qualified applicant.