Job rejection: Applicant reacts with a meme and is nevertheless invited to an interview
Created: 08/12/2022, 16:24
By: Carina Blumenroth
A TikTok video about a reaction to a job cancellation goes viral.
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An applicant reacted to another job rejection with a meme - she was then invited to an interview.
She reports on TikTok.
It is difficult to start your professional life after school, training or studies - numerous applications are written, often you get no reaction at all or you get a job rejection.
This process is tedious and frustrating for applicants.
An applicant from the USA reacted to a rejection with a meme, and then she received an email with an invitation to an interview.
The Berliner Zeitung
reported on this, among others .
Job cancellation: The applicant reacted with this meme
For many applicants, the job is ticked off when a message comes that unfortunately they have not been chosen.
This was also the case for the applicant from the USA for a long time – however, in the spirit of Generation Z, she simply sent back a meme when a job was canceled.
She chose the following:
The meme features Fernando Botero's painting "Pope Leo X" with the words "y tho," meaning "but why not?"
The applicant posted a video summarizing the whole situation on her TikTok profile @swedishswan.
The video is from July 15 and has now been played around five million times.
In the TikTok she is still in bed and describes her situation: "I really wanted the job, so I took Generation Z as a role model," she says in the video.
Laughing, she goes on to say that she then received an invitation to the interview and that her plan worked out.
Job cancellation: TikTok goes viral – “Here you write with a no reply email”
Around a million users responded to this TikTok with a heart, 36,000 saved it and almost 6,000 people commented on the video.
A comment from a user reveals that she also reacted to a job cancellation with a meme and also received an invitation.
Another user comments: "It's typical for older generations to hate the younger ones, but Gen Z is wild.
I love it".
However, the handling of job cancellations is different, as one user writes: "Here you write with a no reply mail." So you have no way of reacting.
In general, the video is quite popular on the internet, and the story can be a reason for many applicants not to give up so easily.
"This is the success story we need in these dark times," writes a user under the video.
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