Here is a list of jobs I’ve applied to over the past year or so because I was/am unsatisfied with my current job:
- Assistant Buyer, Uncommon Goods; REJECTED
- Social Media Coordinator, BirchBox; REJECTED
- Special Events Coordinator, Operation Smile; REJECTED
- Director of Events, Paint Nite NYC; REJECTED
- Merchandise Asst, One Kings Lane; REJECTED
- Assistant Buyer, Fab.com; REJECTED
- Dir of PR & Talent Relations, DoSomething.org; REJECTED
- *Manager of Music Programming, VH1; REJECTED
- Assistant Buyer, One Kings Lane; REJECTED
- *Assistant Buyer, furniture & lighting, Fab.com; REJECTED
- *Twitter, internal referral; Great ongoing convo with HR, they liked me, no good fit for me at the time
- Entertainment Expert, Yahoo; REJECTED
- Marketing Coordinator, One Fine Stay; REJECTED
- *Administrative Assistant, Creative Labs, Google; PHONE INTERVIEW - REJECTED
- internal referral, Rockwell Group; No contact
- Manager, Industry Relations, VEVO; REJECTED (to be fair, they hired someone before I applied without removing the listing)
- Industry Manager, YouTube Next Lab; REJECTED
- Project Manager, DHMB interior design; No contact, friend referral
- Attended job fair for Everlane, no communication since
- *Associate Booking Producer, Fuse News; GOT THE JOB (finally. same company, different position)
- Curation Strategy Manager, YouTube; Pending, just applied
- Music Partner Manager, Google Play; Pending, just applied
*=got an interview. VH1 interview went so great but HR dropped the ball. Same with fab.com. Followed up several times by phone and email and was ignored.
This list does not count the cold emails I’ve written to companies and people I am interested in working with. Also a job I applied to at Facebook, the website had an issue and submitted my application before I had a chance to put in my cover letter. Obviously, REJECTED.
Depressing. I wrote great cover letters for each. Cover letters are so stressful. It is so difficult to get a good job. I am so confident in my skills and abilities, I am a fantastic, proactive employee. I take classes and participate in activities outside of work to better myself. Unless you know someone, it’s hard to get an in. Even with an in, I apply to the #1 company to work for in the US, competing with hundreds of others.
Can’t give up, have to keep going and growing.