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Rant: The job search is super draining. Seeing people getting interviews and offers to higher caliber firms makes me wonder what’s wrong with me. I have referrals and wrote the best resume I could.

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So many variables to it that you can't control, it sucks but keep it up, you'll get there. Indefinite amount of failures to every 1 success.

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As someone who has listened in on some resume review calls, it’s unbelievable how much luck and gut feeling plays a role. Hiring is the most subjective process ever, no matter how much people try to use objective metrics. Hang in there and like mk1 said above, this is one of those things that really gets to you and is a problem until one day it just clicks! Good luck!

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any stories where the candidate was not super qualified skill-wise but still made it through?

Connect with those success stories and see where you deviate and apply to your resume and opportunity approach where appropriate

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Good luck! I am going through the same thing right now and it’s tough but it’s also a good exercise in personal esteem. You are gainfully and competitively employed and you will find something! Remind yourself that you rock and keep going because it is worth it

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Same story OP, I am obviously qualified to do those jobs I am applying to and super competent and know will nail the interview if only they would interview me☹️

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Same boat. Sucks so bad but trying to hang in there. We've done this before OP, we'll do it again. Chin up!

In same boat, m tired, dejected, disappointed but still going at it with hope for success!

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