Jul 24, 2019 54 Comments

I feel like a biggest loser. i have been rejected from every single company. i cleared all the phone interviews and failed all the onsites.



please give me some motivation to keep trying.


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TOP 54 Comments
  • Honestly if you failed that many, you shouldn’t keep trying until you figure out why they rejected you. Change or fix that thing, then and only then try again.
    Jul 24, 2019 3
    • That’s a standard non-answer. You didn’t “wow” them for some reason.
      Jul 24, 2019
    • Interviews are not only about providing a solution to a problem, but also how you came up with that solution and what was your thinking process. If you solve everything perfectly they can't really say you did poorly because you didn't, but the top companies might still reject you if they find someone else who is also great at describing the problem, seeing it from different angles or even just talking about it. It might not be the case for you tho, no way for me to tell but this is an idea you can explore
      Jul 24, 2019
  • LinkedIn Wiener
    Maybe they didn’t have openings. Maybe they hired some diversity but you are not.
    Jul 24, 2019 3
    • LinkedIn yakem
      You're an idiot Wiener
      Jul 24, 2019
    • Cisco / Mgmt

      Cisco Mgmt

      The diversity thing is real guys (I’m an EM and have been asked to give preference. Didn’t mean compromise on interview process though!)
      Jul 24, 2019
  • New rneW47
    Think about the guys struggling to get an onsite man...
    Jul 24, 2019 0
  • Samsung anotherdat
    Motivating you to keep trying would be wrong. Figure out which round you are failing, is it coding, is it sys desg, fix it then try harder. No point in just keep trying if you are not ready. May be you need to focus on studying. Scheduling full loop and going through it is draining and not worth the time if you are not ready.
    Jul 24, 2019 1
    • New / Project txdi
      This is the best advice posted.
      Jul 24, 2019
  • Neurocrine MAGA.
    8 rejections and you feel like a loser already? Gosh, it's surprising how much value we give to our careers and interviews.

    Calling yourself a loser is being so harsh on yourself. First you need to understand you are more than the job your do or the money you make.

    Second, interview rejections are a part of the process. You failed 8, I have failed 20 and I still haven't lost hope. I am learning and improving. I know so much more today than what I knew an year ago. So keep it at.

    Third, there are a lot of factors that play a role during interviews. Your knowledge is a part of it. Other factors include how you structure your answers, your experience, other candidates who applied for the same position, and damn luck! Don't take those rejections personally.

    Fourth, take a break, analyze (if you can) what you lacked and learn. Practice with a buddy and do some mocks. All the best.
    Jul 24, 2019 0
  • Ok update things have changed for me I have 3 offers now 😂 just keep trying and you ll make it 🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Aug 30, 2019 5
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ⛸️
      Sep 5, 2019
    • Workday / Eng SpagtiCode
      @sony what changes did you make in your prep from previous attempt to now in those no-cooldown companies given now you have offers.
      Nov 3, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng Facebook#4
    Gonna be the only honest one here: you are probably not likable or deemed cool enough to fit in with the colleagues at the company.
    Jul 24, 2019 1
    • New / Project txdi
      Um no. It is most likely his interview skills.
      Jul 24, 2019
  • Look I see a lot of Folks BS here with no idea why you’re not getting hired. Sure you can have any number of issues but we have no idea what those are. You asked for motivation.... this makes me wonder if you are really interested in these careers or companies. I have been turned down plenty when I didn’t bring enthusiasm and resolve to my interviews. At least 15 times. It meant my heart wasn’t in it. Is that what interviewers feel about you? If you want this be relentless. Hard work is important but, believing in yourself is more important, having will in your guts is essential. Read unfuck yourself by Gary John Bishop.
    Jul 24, 2019 0
  • Amazon 🍉@
    You should do a lot of practice interviews with people who already work there or have worked there.
    Jul 24, 2019 3
    • Amazon / Eng

      Amazon Eng

      Pay and get mock interview. There are plenty.
      Jul 25, 2019
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ⛸️
      Jul 26, 2019
  • I just bombed one of the FAANG’s onsite interview. But I am still fine. They are not going anywhere and I can apply again next time stronger than ever.
    Jul 24, 2019 2
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Next time they’ll have even bigger headcount and you’ll be even smaller fish in bigger sea
      Jul 24, 2019
    • Nop buddy. I know the drill ;)
      Jul 24, 2019


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