Helpful Rejection and the Job Hunting Clock


Clocks. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

The clock is running out, and a job becomes harder to find. My savings is depleted and the summer approaches. Job hunting is always on my mind.

My own money finally ran out a month ago, but my sister has decided to support me. I did the same for her before she found a job, during the beginning of community college, so the trade works out. Still, mooching does not suffice.

I’ve sent out applications and even received an official rejection from one place. That let down actually gave me hope. It meant someone actually took time to review my resume, which was sent out for a book keeping job at a library.

I felt like I was worth something. They wished me good luck, and they hoped my education, an associate’s degree in journalism, would open up other opportunities for me. I felt inspired again. The clock may be running out, as April quickly slips into May, but I’m not out for the count yet. will be logged into, and resumes will be sent out. “Help Wanted” sections will be scrolled through. I even did so yesterday. It wasn’t much but the words of encouragement from that rejection email did help.

Sometimes unemployment can leave you feeling so low you’re practically on the floor. All you want to do is hide from a world that always seems to be employed and independent. However, some nice words can make you feel like your worth it again. If you know someone like me feel free to send a positive message their way. If you are on the job hunt please remember you are worth a company’s time, so keep trying.

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
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