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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Getting Rejected

Rejections happen. Despite your best research, a stellar résumé, a wonderful interview, and fantastic references, you’re going to get word back that you didn’t get the job you wanted. If it’s after a first interview, you may get a form letter from the HR department saying “We’ve decided to go to in a different direction filling this position.” If it’s after a second or third interview, you’ll typically hear back from the hiring manager directly.

I won’t pretend that rejection doesn’t suck. At the very least, it’s disappointing, even if you figured you weren’t that interested in the job anyway. It can hurt your feelings, too, and that’s OK, because, hey, you’re human. Business is business, but you’re not a robot.

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