#Rant The way people are running after big money (not a bad thing) and being encouraged to do so (literally, 2-3 yoe earning more than 25L) is just sad tbh. There will be a time any amount of money will be less because of this inflation. And people will just be after switching companies instead of learning and contributing (cracking an interview doesn't in anyway show your expertise)

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Most of my friends are now working in EU countries and whenever I think of applying too, I tend to get emotional when I think of leaving the country. Sad thoughts.

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Most of my friends are now working in EU countries and whenever I think of applying too, I tend to get emotional when I think of leaving the country. Sad thoughts.

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Sad that I just bombed a case interview and realized how mentally blocked I get when I start to stress and feel pressured

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Got a reject from AWS after a grueling loop interview last week. Sad 😔

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Just got a rejection after a final round interview for a company and role I was really interested in. Feeling sad and dejected, and thinking about going through a whole interview process from scratch with other companies feels overwhelming. :( I was also hoping to secure something by end of September as that’s when my lease ends and I’m looking to relocate to a different city, so the time pressure and uncertainty is killing me. Just need some positivity.

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I got two offers today and both offers down leveled me one level from what i interviewed for. I am not sure if i should be sad or happy….

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I used to be in consulting but moved over to social impact two years ago. I found out I’m getting laid off EOM due to budget cut and I’m really sad. I really don’t have the motivation to apply for new roles, interview etc when usually I actually love that process. Also my role was well paid for nonprofit sector and looking at other roles in the space makes me realize I’m not going to get close to the same salary again. Considering consulting again but loved this job 1000% more. Advice?

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I just got a new job and started (175k TC), but I am still interviewing thinking that there are opportunities out there which will offer me more money. Rejected by a company which can potentially offer me 190k and I am really sad and cannot focus now. Am I doing it wrong and not enjoying life?

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Got a rejection from an agency I was super excited about. Had made it to round three in interviews and really thought it might work out.

Feeling so exhausted from searching and trying to find the right spot for over a year now. Just here to complain and be sad. And maybe hear some stories of hope from those who have been through it.

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Any reccomendations for keeping my brain busy after BOMBING my final round partner interview?

They said they'll call me on Monday to let me know either way but I'm SAD and now I have to be SAD for 3 days.

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I’m in a process for customer engineer at Google Cloud. Already had role related, GCA, presentation and Googliness/leadership interviews. Recruiter got back a couple of days after and scheduled the 1st team introduction last week. I have the second one next Tuesday. Does it mean I got “approved” by the HC and now it’s a matter of finding the right team? Could it end up on a sad “we didn’t find a perfect fit this time”? What are your thoughts?

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My preferred company A sad they couldn’t staff me till early May so they can’t extend offer yet. I told the HR I’m also interviewing with B. But the B thing fell through. How do I communicate this with HR of A?

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I was finally received an offer my dream position and I am thrilled but the on boarding process will be delayed by 6 months. However, I also applied for the same position two years ago and was rejected. This time around, I reached out to an internal contact who helped me get an interview. I am kicking myself for not reaching out sooner, two years ago. really sad about it.

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Venting: I just went through rounds and rounds of interviews with a company. It was going really well, like I nailed each one of them. They asked me to do an assignment to which I said yes (I know but I wanted the job!) and I spent days working on it. Then crickets. Few days later “sorry but we’re changing our focus to a new role”. I feel angry, deflated.. sad. It seems on here that it’s easy for everyone to get the job. I’m always the number two candidates or *poof* the role disappears.

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Seeing all the job interviews I got rejected from the past three months makes me sad... I guess I shouldn't expect much...

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SERIOUS OPINIONS ONLY: mgmt consultants - how do we do so so good at solving BIG problems for clients - sometimes whether they want to buy this firm or not or generally how they should transform to serve customers that spans triple digits.. yet I feel myself completely broken applying any of my skills to my personal life.. I got questioned today, “you are a big consultant, yet your professional background doesn’t add up to how you execute personally” - and I realized it’s true..seriously sad

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Working Moms/Dads: Do in-house positions exist with flex time hours? I need to be able to leave work at 4pm to pick up my son from daycare, but i can get back online at home to resume any unfinished work at 8pm. Is this realistic to convey to any companies in an interview? Pandemic aside, is face time 9-7pm really important? Or should i just try to find a job with a salary that covers a nanny salary and accept that i will never see my son on weekdays (which would be sad for both of us)? TIA!

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Hey I have a big interview today. Wish me luck because if I don’t do well I’ll be sad. Thanks

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How has your experience been with the friendliness of interviews? Is it easy to connect or does it feel like a transaction (question then answer). Have they been friendly overall or hard to read? I’m really sad over two bad interviews and I don’t know if it’s me not being engaging enough or just the style of the interview :(

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Well I just got laid off from the industry job I started a few months ago and hated. The fact that I’m not even remotely sad about it shows how toxic and horrible the experience was. Good thing is I already have interviews lined up and have been applying to jobs way more in the past week so I’m not even phased.

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I have an interview tomorrow. And I’m supposed to be prepping today. My period is next week & I am an emotional mess. Like all I want to do is cry and be sad. But I can’t because I need to focus on this interview so I can get out of this job I hate. Any tips? How do I manage my emotions before/during the interview 😭

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Cold applied for an awesome role, had an interview with hiring manager, recruiter, and given a pretty hefty assignment that I’m really proud of nailing. They followed up with an email asking for 4-5 days that I am available for a full day of interviews. Gave them 4-5 days, started planning for how I’d get those days off work during insane times at current job, and now not a single word from them to confirm a date. Been over a week now. Sad. Pretty jaded. What can I do? Already followed up

Low key sad situation but I’m pretty extroverted and have been at my parents place since March and have no friends here, and I literally get in a better mood after doing expert interviews because I’m having a deep 1:1 conversation with someone 😐

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After 3 months of applying I some how got an interview with a well known growing tech start up! Interviewed and got an offer this week. Unfortunately the offer is lower than my current comp with 1 yoe but it gets me out of tech consulting/compliance and into a pretty interesting product facing role! A bit sad about a lower comp but also pretty pumped about pivoting career paths so early and getting to work in product! Hope this “success” helps motivate some of y’all who might feel down!

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First interview since 2014. 1st interview since having my kids, 20mo and 2mo. Bombed the technical portion. Feeling kind of stupid and out of practice and sad...cont.

Got the call I’ve been waiting for today after many rounds of interviewing at my dream company, client side. Feeling anxious + sad now thinking about leaving my current job where I’m excelling (cont.)

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I’ve been unemployed for some time now. Think I’m getting ghosted after 3 months of interviews with one place and 6 months of getting strung along at another. I’m just sad, that is all :(

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had a great interview at acn with a mgr and he gave feedback to recruiter that id be a great fit for an A position rather than a SA. spoke with recruiter and she said all A spots are filled..sad day😔

Feeling sad as I thought the interview went very well as the interviewers said I did a good job in cases etc and everyone gave me their contact info without me asking but then rejection:(

Jesus... I haven’t even interviewed yet, and I’m already kind of sad at the thought of leaving 😐... feel like I don’t know what I’ll be walking into, if I’m extended an offer and accept.

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Feeling sad :( I think I just messed up the case interviews that I had. These interviews are like a punch to the face sometimes

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I’m pretty sure I just got ghosted from an agency I really want to work at after 2 rounds of interviews. I’m now sad 😞

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