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    Well I got my first rejection letter this weekend. It was not the department I really wanted, but still it sucks. They told me I was not the most qualified candidate. So I guess I can
    LETS GO CAPS!!

    LETS GO TERPS!!

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    NEVER EVER QUIT!!! Rejection is part of the process. Stick with it.

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    • #3
      "Not qualified" and "not the most qualified" are two different things.

      "Not qualified" simply means that you don't meet the bare minimum qualifications for the job. Things like age, schooling, prior experience, etc. Or there were things that DISqualified you, such as arrests, poor driving record, drug use, etc.

      "Not the most qualified" means that you met their standards, but there were people that scored better than you overall. For example, if there were 20 openings, they could have taken the top 20 people. For all you know you could have been #21.

      Don't get discouraged by this. If they're willing to tell you, see if you can find out what made you "less qualified" than the people they did hire, and work on improving those areas.

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      • #4
        Thank you for the encouragement. I am only worried because this was the department that if all else failed I really thought I could get into pretty easy.
        LETS GO CAPS!!

        LETS GO TERPS!!

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        • #5
          hey Drew cheer up, I got you beat in the rejection department, Then again our friend Insane has all beat*
          Don't give up, just keep on trying and you'll get hired. My motto is if you can't beat them, out test them!
          Seriously, sorry to hear the bad news better luck next time

          * Insane it was said in jest [Wink]

          [ 11-26-2002, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: Mortal Knight ]

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          • #6
            Do not let it get you down, think of it as test and interview training. Most people I known where rejected 3 or 4 times before the get picked-up by a department. Keep trying.

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            • #7
              ****singing*****
              I get knocked down, but I get up again....

              3 or 4 huh??? I'm goin for broke. Drew.... Be afraid.. be very afraid.... hehe just kidding. Think of it this way. There is NO POSSIBLE WAY you can beat my record for FU letters.
              Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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              • #8
                Drew,

                Sorry to hear the news. Don't give up and I am sure that you will be successful next time.

                Trust me, I have received the dreaded letter and I know how it feels. I don't have as many as Insane does (she is the SME on this * [Wink] ),so I would defer to her advice.

                Hang in there and it will work out for you.....

                *SME= Subject Matter expert....Don't want anyone else to come up with something more creative

                Take care and good luck!

                [ 11-27-2002, 02:27 AM: Message edited by: GRACE ]
                "Life breaks us all and afterwards some are strong at the broken places."
                --Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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                • #9
                  What I'd tell you would only be redundant. Keep the faith and keeping trying.
                  "I pity da foo. Stop yo jibba jabba!!"

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                  • #10
                    You may very well have been qualified for the job. You may have not been the "right fit" for the job right now. Keep your head up. It is tough to get a job in Wisconsin and I am not sure how it is in Virginia. I got rejected many times. Each time, I picked up something from the interview or test to improve on the next time. Good Luck. Keep at it and you will get in.
                    Drug Recognition Expert

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                    • #11
                      Hang in there. Don't give up. [Wink]
                      Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                      • #12
                        Drew, In many places a rejection does not mean your application is "dead". They may still select from that same list until another test date is posted.
                        I got the phone call a little over a year after I took the test. (I also had many rejections).
                        Hang in there...
                        " Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words." - Calvin

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