I am tired of getting the door slammed in my face.
Has this ever happened to you? You just finished the perfect interview. You answered all the questions correctly, and did not try to take control of the interview at all. You were not overdressed, but dressed just right. And with you being early, your punctuality was flawless. There was nothing wrong with the experience, as your achievements were quite remarkable.
A few days later, you get a letter from the employer. The letter reads,
Thank you for your interest in our organization. Despite your qualifications, we just wanted to let you know that we found someone slightly better than you. With that, we just wanted to write this letter to rub it in your face. You were close, but no cigar. Compared to the candidate we just hired, you are a loser and will not amount to anything. Go ahead and try to apply for another position, but we will be ready with another rejection letter to crush your dreams into dust.
So, go ahead. Take this letter, tear it up or crumple it, and throw it away. Then cry like the miserable pathetic wretch you are. Yell at the world and let it know how angry you are. But it won’t listen. In fact, the world is probably laughing at you right now. So is the candidate that we just hired. We will keep your information on file, so that we know who to ignore in the future. Thank you for your interest in this company. Here at this corporation, cultivating a few dreams and crushing all the rest is our specialty. Although we have ruined all your dreams, have a nice day.
Human Resources Director
Really Big Corporation
Okay. So the letter doesn’t really say that. But it might as well. Although my dreams have been crushed several times, I do not let that discourage me. I don’t take no for an answer. My tenacity is limitless. I am a firm and strong tower. I am cut like flint. And from business to business, I will go until one says yes.
Ghost Muse: Whoa….Can you write another one? I couldn’t stop laughing.
This is not a laughing matter. That was supposed to illustrate my interpretation of a rejection letter.
Ghost Muse: No. Go ahead. Your exaggeration is hilarious. Write more!
I am not. Do you think that I do this for your amusement?
Ghost Muse: No. You do it for yours. I mean, why would you through all the trouble in writing an exaggerated letter?
I guess you have a point there. Yes, I had fun writing it, but it was to illustrate what I perceive the company’s feelings are towards a greenhorn like me.
Ghost Muse: All you need to do is stand out.
Yes. Stand out among 100 people.
Ghost Muse: Just follow your advice. You don’t take no for an answer, right?
Absolutely. That’s what keeps me going, every time.
Ghost Muse: I’m going to read that hilarious rejection letter again and then check on Remedy. The cure is nearly finished!
Okay. To restate my point, I am not getting the door slammed in my face anymore. Before that happens, I will grab the handle and get my foot in the door. And if they push back, I will show them my impressive experience and qualities. That should be enough to let me stay.
Today’s high is going to be 55 degrees and the silver lining is having another day to look for work.
To those of you who are tired of getting the door slammed in your face, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: There’s no more snow! I wanna play in some more snow now! But first, it’s time for my nap! Tee hee!