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The All Too Familiar Way of Not Landing an Interview

Applying Online

You probably know the link that every company provides for online applications. It’s the classic career site that shows you a bunch of job titles which you think you are totally qualified for until you open the job description and read the minimum requirements.

Google Career Page

A job description with a bunch of words that you have never heard of, may have heard of, or hoped you had heard of. And it has an innocent-looking “Apply” button.

Google Job Description

Despite the uncertainty you may feel about your qualifications, you apply anyway because you want a job.

So you fill out the application form, press submit — and wait and hope for a positive response.

Your results will be varied:

  1. Phone Interview 🎉 (yay, a chance at employment!!!)
  2. Immediate Rejection 😢 (darn, back to the drawing board)
  3. No reply 😞 (gosh, at least give me the courtesy of having some closure)
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