Approved by Google HC, Rejected at Resume Screen by Cisco
I found out this past Monday I had been approved by Google HC for L3 SWE role. About 20 minutes after this I got an email from Cisco rejecting me at resume screen stage.
I'm bringing this up not to shit on Cisco, but just so that people out there know that being rejected by any company doesn't really mean all that much. If I had received that email from Cisco in a different context, I might have taken it to mean that I was a shitty programmer and not good enough to work in this industry. All it really meant is that my background was not what they were looking for. It said nothing about me as a programmer, and certainly nothing about me as a person.
Keep the faith and good things will happen 😀