Rejection

New uPqF72
Sep 25 56 Comments

Made it to onsite at Intuit, Facebook and Amazon , and got rejected by all 3 eventually.

the long journey of preparation & edurance at onsites was not easy, but whats the use ? it was useless in the end. i dont think “you learnt so much” is a consolation.

It sucks and I am officially depressed.

how do you deal with rejection?

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TOP 56 Comments
  • Google topCon
    It's like dating. Keep going until that one girl gives you the time of day.
    Sep 25 16
    • Google topCon
      Beggars can't be choosers. Work yourself up from fat and ugly to super model
      Sep 25
    • Google topCon
      Op, Google is hotter than Amazon. Give him a shot;)
      Sep 25
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      Haha! Honestly , I didn’t even approach Google yet because I’m saving the hottest guy for last. I felt like I’m ready to date Amazon but still need to lose weight for Google which I would do while dating Amazon. Get it ???
      Sep 25
    • Google topCon
      Makes sense! Working your way up for sure! :)
      Sep 25
    • Splunk TheBackend
      So you wind up fucked in the end. I love this industry!
      Sep 25
  • New / Eng
    TechLeed

    New Eng

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    Amazon
    TechLeedmore
    Get over it like an adult?
    Sep 25 3
    • Google frijoles
      Agree, after multiple rejections get used to it at that point it’s easier to reflect on what to improve
      Sep 25
    • Amazon cbaz123
      @Tech Adults get depressed. What's your point?
      Sep 25
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      @amazon and water is wet.
      Sep 25
  • Roku cruella
    Always reminds me of:

    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter

    But the thing with interview is that it really doesn't matter. U prepare and u prepare. U figure out ur deficiency and then suddenly one day u find urself passing more interviews than not. The tables turn.
    Sep 25 2
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      Haha! Love that song
      Sep 25
    • Roku cruella
      This was the song I used to listen on repeat when going through interview rejections :)
      Sep 25
  • Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
    I'm with you my friend. I'm also going through the same.

    After I got rejected from few of my favorite companies (few on-sites, few phone interviews), I realized my mistakes. Even if we prepare so hard, some times we may not represent the best of ourself during the interviews. For that we need interview experiences.

    So list out some 2nd tier companies that you may not want to work for. Apply them first. Get phone interviews, on-site interviews. Get the experiences. Try to find out how to showcase your strengths better and improve the weak sides.

    Then apply for your dream companies. I'm sure there are much better companies than the 3 you mentioned.

    All the best. Let's rock!!
    Sep 25 6
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      @mphasis
      What are some examples of 2nd tier companies?
      Sep 25
    • Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
      Depends on what role you're looking for.. Salesforce, Instacart, Robinhood, Bloomberg, ServiceNow, Intuit, Yahoo, Cruise, Walmart Labs, Pinterest, Square, Box, Coinbase, Venmo, Stripe.. and etc.. there's so much more..
      Sep 25
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      TPM
      Sep 25
    • Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
      What's tpm?
      Sep 25
    • Uber / Eng ListenFool
      Toilet paper manager :P
      Sep 25
  • Microsoft tech29
    Keep trying.

    I was living in an old town, my tc was 65k, had difficulty getting interviews. I interviewed for SE 1 position at a company which decided I will be better suit for senior software position and interviewed me again then rejected for both. One company gave me an offer and then found someone cheaper and rescinded my offer. I got in to Microsoft, I got too relaxed and have insufficient results on my feedback (I can't change teams and mostly would get fired soon). I interviewed with google, cleared HC and might get team match before I am out of job.

    Ups and downs are part of life. Keep fighting or be happy where you are.
    Sep 25 0
  • Uber / Eng ListenFool
    Dun worry. I failed my yahoo interview 6 times straight before getting accepted. I’m so psyched to be going there next!!! Oath baby Oooooaaaaaaattthhhhhh
    Sep 25 1
    • ASML / Eng aimhigh!
      Isnt it verizon media now?
      Sep 26
  • Google frijoles
    I would be hurt by intuit rejection (low bar), but amazon and facebook are much harder to get in. Bounce back up after a couple months prep and try again in 6 months
    Sep 25 0
  • Bloomberg BS<GO>
    https://davidmcelroy.org/?p=9964 - Don’t give up! Prepare harder, learn from your mistakes. About me: 2 years ago interviewed with 7 companies went to onsite for 3 got 1 offer. Few months back, went for 9 companies, went to onsite of 7 rejected by 6, got 1 offer. I am hoping I can go a step further by getting multiple offers next time. I know what to do to tighten the loose ends. That’s the most important thing :D
    Sep 25 1
  • Microsoft / Eng bizi283
    By the way the onsite companies number is too small, try to get 10+ onsites scheduled.
    Sep 25 2
    • Microsoft / Eng bizi283
      I scheduled 10 onsites got 7 rejects
      Sep 25
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      Agreed
      Sep 25
  • Oracle DukeofEarl
    Part of life, slim. You gotta take the lumps w the victories.

    All 3 means you need to identify what were your weaknesses
    Sep 25 0
  • Microsoft saulgoodmn
    You can ask for more detailed feedback
    See where you need to work more and ask if you can apply later? Usually 6 month or so you can apply again (depends on company and location and your performance)
    Sep 25 1
    • New uPqF72
      OP
      These kind of companies never give feedback, which sucks
      Sep 25
  • Facebook Qlkd34
    Honestly, interviewing is a bit of luck! These companies are not the end all be all. Allow yourself to wallow and then start applying again. Some of the best engineers I worked with were at smaller companies.
    Sep 25 0
  • Splunk TheBackend
    Am thinking law school sounds more appealing than more of this crap.
    Sep 25 0
  • Microsoft RnPQ40
    Don’t consider beating the competition of getting into these companies as a validation of your skills and abilities. Do your best to gain the skills you need and go where those skills are valued the most
    Sep 25 0
  • Samsung / Product MtuC05
    I understand how you feel. Get rejected even more and it will feel normal. Don't stop till you make it.
    Sep 25 0
  • Cisco / Eng fmtdot
    In a nutshell, it’s hard. But there are several factors that need to be aligned to get that final yes (and tbh that sucks). Take a break and get back at it again by taking a serious note of what wrongs you did. Nothing is useless cause I’m sure when you were grinding hard, you felt good about it. Wish you best.
    Sep 25 0
  • LinkedIn nMnX85
    I feel you
    Sep 25 0
  • ASML / Eng aimhigh!
    Time is a healer
    Sep 25 0
  • Intuit Edward8371
    You get used to it and get comfortable. Keep trying and improve your sales each time.
    Sep 26 0
  • Schonfeld / Eng
    9527

    Schonfeld Eng

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    Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
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    coding monkey
    9527more
    Did you do leetcode??
    Sep 25 0

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