Rejection... Well, I'm getting used to it. At first, it's really hard to accept, but in the long run, your system will get immuned to it. Agreed or not?
I am a job-hunter. I graduated last March 2010 with a degree in Industrial Psychology (branch of psychology applied in industrial setting & commonly work for Human Resources). And I graduated with severe chicken pox scars, very fresh and dark and oh-so-disgusting! As if polka dots covered my whole face and body.>_<bitter eh..
Supposedly, I should look for a job before or weeks after graduation. But my plan has changed when I got chicken pox. It took months before I started a job-hunting. I tried on June w/ still visible scars but I felt a 'silent discrimination'.. Well, I know physical appearance plays an important role too. I understand their reaction towards me. If I'm in their position, I might do the same.
I ran out of money & I couldn't apply anymore. Months are passing, & then I realized, the chance to get a job and to be hired is getting low. It was October when I started again. 90% of my scars are already faded.
I went to a lot of company applying for HR Staff, Admin Staff, Office Staff, even Encoder and the positions related to these or to my course. I thought it'd be easy. I thought they'll prioritize a fresh grad like me. But I was really really wrong. They want applicants w/ experience already. Though they entertained me, they'll still choose the experienced one, w/ a working experience related to the vacant position. How 'bout me? I'm just a fresh grad w/o a working experience yet. How would I compete then? I can't help it but I'm getting paranoid, negative w/ all things, & blaming everything everyone.
But I'd never stop. I continued & submitted my resumes when there is hiring. but I admit that the hardest and painful part is; after waking up very early, taking a bath at 4am, eating leftover food as my breakfast, spending money, commuting & finding the place, went through an exam & initial interview.. they'll tell you afterward: "we'll call you"
After days and weeks of waiting, they never called. It only means, I'm rejected.
I wept a lot of times. but this is life eh! Rejection is a part of job-hunting, they say. Rejection is just a part of life.. I know.
It might be a shame that this is happening to me, but maybe, those are not really meant for me. Huh! At least I've experienced to become a job-hunter. And I'm a college grad so there's still a lot of opportunity for me. ^o^
Honestly, now I'm craving for more rejections..Hahaha! Well, to get myself more immuned, more mature & prepared for the future.. & to cry no more. Ooopps, I've to deal w/ criticisms too!
It doesn't mean you're a college graduate, you'll get a job automatically. Having a Bachelor's degree only gives you the right or chance to get a more desirable job or position.