You searched your soul to determine if it was a place you truly wanted to work.
Then you wrestled with the online application system, your C. and your customized cover letter to make sure that your skills and aptitudes clearly match the slot that was open and that no boxes went unchecked.
Most newbies know how stiff the competition is and desperately want a break, while the seasoned applicants ‘ span feelings including “nothing ventured, nothing gained” and “there’s no place like home.” And whether applicants are uprooting geographically or not, they could bring passion and talents to strengthen your institution and even specific benefits to you as an individual. If so, why are some applicants treated as if they were intruders -- not valued guests who deserve a response?
An abundance of advice is directed to applicants and sometimes just a modicum to those with hiring power.
Some people reading this may be thinking that they would never want to work somewhere that treats an applicant poorly or leaves them in the lurch. A local poet, years ago, taught me a valuable lesson about weathering rejection.
By saving and artfully arranging and shellacking many rejection letters about his poems over the years, he crafted a mammoth collage.And I empathized as the poet had turned others’ impressions into a new art form. Generally if you apply for an Early Decision on your application and are not accepted, your application will be placed among the regular decision applicants or it will be rejected outright.Perhaps you skimped on sleep, skipped some meals and rethought your career trajectory in the event the position materialized. Rod Serling, TV writer, Army veteran and Antioch College alumnus might have described, at this frustrating point, the limbo of the And you had begun to suspect you might never hear the outcome of your efforts…with no rejection letter, no update on the online job site and no email or voicemail responses to your most recent inquiry. This ambiguity is unsettling, may feed self-doubts and leave a bad taste in the mouth about the institution.Job seekers are creative human beings, not a nuisance.If the admissions department rejects your application, you are done for that college for the current year.It’s best to shake the dust off your feet and move on down the road. Germain, a bioengineering student, middle, leads prospective college-bound high school seniors on a campus tour in Los Angeles.One student did not take kindly to a rejection letter from Duke University and wrote a hilarious "rejection of the rejection letter in response." High school seniors across America are collectively holding their breath until they receive that one life-changing letter in the mail from their desired college that puts them on the track to adulthood.Job searching takes courage from the applicants, and insight and coordination among those considering them.My cousin, not in academe, was downsized, got training on career search steps and told me years ago, “Everything has changed since we started working -- it’s hard, sometimes impossible, to follow up.” How right she was.