Bye Bye Marriott

@elitess (5071)
Ipswich, England
January 11, 2010 9:17am CST
For those of you who know, i have been at 2 interviews at hotel Marriott with the hope and expectation of getting into an internship position for 6 months there. I have just received an e_mail from them thanking me for trying up for it, but while my skills are acknowledged, they are not exactly what they were looking for, therefore they were forced to deny my application, but added me up on their list for a future opening. This is a huge disappoint as this means i am back to square 1 (if not to say 0), with not even a decent internship... My options are to search some more for possible openings, or to try for crappy jobs, that are really bad paid (under my tolerated minimum). I wander... what should i do next ? I am at a crossroad once more... For now, i will be going to college, i have a project to present. How do you accept failure ? Have you ever been rejected at an internship ?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 Jan 10
i'M SO SORRY IT TURNED OUT that way for u. I hope something better will come your way. I didn't like the idea of u having to work for 6 months without pay. I didn't think that was right to start with. U are too nice of a young man for something good not to work out for u. I wish the very best of luck.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
Hi there Antique Lady and thank you for those kind words. It was supposed to be an internship like i said, and the good news about it would have been that i would get good references for future jobs and this would have looked very well on my C.V. I will be focusing on my studies for now like i told Hatley... Thanks again
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Jan 10
u JUST STUDY REAL HARD & SOMETHING GOOD WILL COME YOUR WAY.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
11 Jan 10
There are many, many people going through job rejection, especially here in my country. I've given up looking for a job and so have millions of others. I'll try again in the Spring. Keep at it! You are young and need the job. Just because someone met their needs better than you did shouldn't discourage you. You got the second interview, that's a big accomplishment. Keep looking for jobs that suit your talents. But a job that pays under your tolerated minimum is still a job that gives you money. If you work for $4 an hour, that's $4 that you wouldn't have if you didn't work. Don't be so quick to reject a job that doesn't pay you what you want--you could move up the ladder and make more money and at least you'll have some experience in that field.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
Hello my dear dragon. The thing is that the prices in my country are at least as high as those in the other developed countries ( while some things are more expensive in England with let's say 10 - 100%, their salaries are at least 8 times higher even in the bad jobs). The thing is that the only offers i have at the moment (i mean offers that i could try to apply to and probably get in) are crappy jobs (like sale people, a kind of waiter and stuff like this that people with high-school apply to...) and they also have crappy pay - like one of them is paying less then 200$ per month (that's less than 2 dollars per hour) and no lunch tickets. My minimum is quite low like i said before (i want a minimum of 300$) and maybe lunch tickets - that's not to much in the US and that's not much here either. I will probably wait until i finish my exam session before deciding where to apply, anyway i will keep you guys and gals posted :)
@sasalove (1710)
• China
12 Jan 10
Hi Elitess, I fully understand your situation and we are also facing challenge in finding the suitable jobs here for the graduate. They have expectation in the salary, bonus and developing chance in the enterprise, in another hand, Employer would like to offer the job chance to an experienced candidate if they offer the same salary. As Gragon said, you could move up the ladder step by step. It would be helpful for the future experience accumulation if you could get the intership experience no matter how that paid it is. I still rememberred that I offer no paid for my first job to request a practising chance only. I am sorry that you did not have the intership chance after the second interview, but still it could increase your interview experience, right? Try to think in positive manner, I think it would contribute to your future career. Specializing in your session exam nowadays could be a better option to ajust your mood and medidate. Have a nice day.
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@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jan 10
elitess I am so sorry the interview did not help. I can just imagine how you feel, I have been there and done that. But don't give up and give in to the crappy jobs yet. Keep going to college, that can only do you good, then search for more possible openings,perhaps you were meant for a better job at more pay at some other place. Keep your spirits up.Take it one day at a time and keep on looking,you will connect in time. good luck,God bless.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
Hi there Hatley. I did not mention this in this topic and i don't know if you already learned this from some of my previous postings, but i finished college, and have a degree and i am now undertaking a master degree (first year out of the 2). I am going to concentrate on my studies for now, like someone suggested as i have my exam session knocking at my door (8.02.2010 up to 22.02.2010) after that, if all goes to plan, i will be looking again for jobs.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 10
I am so sorry to hear that you did not get the job. Nevermind, it is an experience for you to undergo interview. This job might not be your calling and who knows there is a better job waiting for you somewhere. Just be patient. While waiting for the available opportunity, do what ever job that is available now to earn some income and work experiences. Better luck next time.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
I will be looking for another job after my exam session at most. I will be focusing on school till then i guess and yes, every interview makes us more confident and thus is a good experience no matter the outcome.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
11 Jan 10
first its their failure not yours I thought you had it also just take this as another lesson life hands out good luck in which way you decide to go on your crossroad
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
Yes. I have learned a long time ago that every kick in the rear is a step forward, and we should learn from every experience be it good or bad.
• United States
11 Jan 10
sorry to here that. I have been turned down for jobs... its frustrating! But I just looked for more. You could just concentrate on school for awhile, if you dont have to have the money. The internship was unpaid anyways right? anywho, good luck to you.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Jan 10
Hello and thanks for your input. Yes the internship was unpaid, and i will most likely be taking your advice and focus on my school, until i finish my session exam (that's close to the end of february) and then think again about jobs. I will manage with the money until then i guess, i will be focusing on increasing the mylot earnings and try to get another payout.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
17 Jan 10
I am sorry you feel disappointed that you missed out on the job but I tend to believe that if it wasn’t meant to be there will be something better for you around the corner and in the meantime I would not look at this as a failure but good experience. It may be worth continuing with your studies while looking out for other jobs. You should be proud of yourself for how far you came.
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi, elitess. I am very sorry to hear about your internship decline. I know that you were looking forward to this opportunity. You are very smart, so something will come along your way very soon. Believe it or not. When I fail something, I will feel like a failure at first. But once I clear my mind and think hard about at what I did not succeed at, then I will realize that what I failed at, I can now work harder at succeeding. When I failed my road test, last year, I felt like all hope was gone. So, instead of me beating myself up about it, I went onto the Internet, to watch videos on driving lessons. And once, I studied what I failed and messed up on, I was more confident that I could get my driver's license. Don't feel bad, you are not the only person that has failed something that you had dreams for. I have lost and failed many of times in my life. And it makes me sad when I think about it. But, if you will just have a little faith and whatever you desire, God can grant it to you. Just trust him. Things will get better for you, you may have failed your Internship, but you won't fail success.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
Oh sorry to hear that my friend. Perhaps there is a better opportunity for you when the time comes. For now, you might wanna turn your full attention to that project that you mentioned. Dont look at it as a failure, but rather look at it as a learning experience. Try to find which of your qualities and those that are needed for the job that doesnt match. Perhaps there is a mismatch between you and the job that you were applying for which means there is a job out there best suited for your qualifications. You should really give up since life is full of surprises.
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@iharidh (309)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 10
i'm very sorry to hear that. but i think every one of us has our own failure the first time. may be you should think that current failure is just some kind of test to measure our capacity. the most important thing is that you have to move on. i know this must disappoint you much, but you should concentrate on positive events then.
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@Cutie18f (9560)
• Philippines
11 Jan 10
I don't think it ever happened here. Those who go for internship are wholeheartedly accepted as this means extra hand on their part. We are asked to write an application for formality's sake but it is understood that they will be accepted and will be allowed to do their internship at wherever hotel or bank or office these students would like to have hands-on learning. So if you got denied by that hotel I suggest that you try applying in other hotels. How did you write your application letter? It matters a lot, you know. I think you need to improve your letter and it make sound more appealing to the reader.
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@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
11 Jan 10
Persist past failure to success. If at first you don't succeed try try try again. When one plan fails, replace it with a new plan, until you succeed. If what are you doing doesn't work, do something else. Keep trying, you will get there. Never quit, never surrender. That is my view on failure, I have never even tried to get an internship. I go in to job interviews, expecting to get hired on the spot, and that is what happens, if I am not hired sooner. Only places, where I did not feel I would get hired did I not get hired. You seem to be at a cross roads friends, have you ever tried Networking as a Career? Have you heard of MLM or Network Marketing? I offer free training, with a few hundred other people, all making a living of MLM. The training is free, no matter what company you choose to sign up for, we will even help you filter out, the ones that just aren't quite right. If you want more information, you have but to ask. As for the rest of it, There are other Hotels then the Marriott, why not try improving your resume, with out really adding to it, then offer a free internship, at the job which you would most like for say 3 months, and go from their. If you are willing to show them how good of a job you can do, with out getting paid, they would most likely be willing to pay you what you ask. If you haven't as of yet had the chance, I would strongly recommend reading Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, the unabridged version, especially the chapter on organized planning. Cheers.
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