Is there really something more tiring than job hunting? When in life do they prepare us for this much rejection? Maybe they should have a class about it in schools.
“Sometimes, kids, you can do your best and it’s just not enough.”
“Sometimes one word in the wrong place can give the wrong impression that can kill what would have been a dream job.”
“Chasing your dreams in really what happens to the rare few. The rest of you won’t amount to too much, career-wise.”
I have a lot to say about the amount of weight and self-definition Western culture puts on employment, but I’m not going to get into it now.
I just wanted to tell people that after over 10 years, I’ve managed to get in touch with the recruiter for my dream company to work for. The recruiter personally rejected me, instead of an automated response this time, and you know what? I’m still closer to my dream employer than a lot of people get in their lives. I was actually super pleased to be even rejected by them. I know for a fact that working for them might not even come close to all my dreams and aspirations, and I may in fact dislike it. The point is that I would have chased a dream to it’s fulfillment, and that’s not something a lot of people can say.
Besides, my dreams have been changing, the last few years. I want happiness and personal fulfillment more than I was accolades, so we’ll see where that takes me.
A bit rambly today, but I guess I just wanted to remind you that chasing your dreams doesn’t have to end at any point in your life. Rejections will happen again and again and again and again and again, but in the end you have to know you gave it your all, whatever your dream is, or whatever is changes to become.
Keep chasing it!