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Rejected again! I'm sorry but what the hell?!

[Deleted User]
[Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
edited February 2021 in Work and employment
So I just got an email from Metageeks, "you are not the right fit for this role".. I wouldn't mind but I didn't declare my disability, I officially give up.

No one will employ me!

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,398 Scope online community team
    Hi @MrAllen1976

    Sorry to read you didn't get the job. Did they explain why? 

    I know you might not like me saying this, but please keep trying your absolute best. If you want to work, then you will receive the results in time if you ensure you put in maximum effort to boost your chances.
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    What was the role you applied for @MrAllen1976?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    Ami2301 said:
    What was the role you applied for @MrAllen1976?
    E-Commerce Assistant, my job Coach sent me an email about it last week so I had a punt on it.

    Well I do have 23 years experience on eBay as a buyer and seller.

  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,710 Disability Gamechanger
    I know you won't like me making a comment, but sadly it seems to be a fact that most jobs are attracting upwards of 200 applicants, been here before, it's the 1980's all over again.
    Ross's advice is sound.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    Hi @MrAllen1976

    Sorry to read you didn't get the job. Did they explain why? 

    I know you might not like me saying this, but please keep trying your absolute best. If you want to work, then you will receive the results in time if you ensure you put in maximum effort to boost your chances.
    I have 4 major problems though.

    1) 100% of my customer facing retail work is in Charity shops
    2) I'm disabled
    3) I'm over 40
    4) Due to having carers for 27 hours per week, I can't work 40 a week because any time I lose with the carers due to working would be permanently removed by social services.

    I can't help any of the above, I didn't choose to be born disabled, it happened and the Daily Mail needs to deal with it and shut up about guys like me being "workshy slaves to the benefit system"

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    I doubt age and disability play a factor - its the experience and skills they would be looking for.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    Ami2301 said:
    I doubt age and disability play a factor - its the experience and skills they would be looking for.
    Like I said, I can't help my lack of experience, nobody in the "normal" world (for want of a better word) will employ me.

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Genuinely asking - why apply for a role that you don't have related experience? 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you applied to Just Eat?  
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    Ami2301 said:
    Genuinely asking - why apply for a role that you don't have related experience? 
    Because I do have relevant experience, I have 23 years of experience as a buyer and seller on eBay.


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you have any experience of the following?

    Writing, Content Marketing
    Data Analysis, Analytics
    Testing and Data Collection
    Design
    Development (Ability to write code/CSS/HTML)
    Advertising
    Email Marketing
    Marketing Automation
    SEO

    As you can see, an E-Comme4ce role requires more than just buying and selling experience on eBay.

    The point I'm trying to make is, for instance I have experience of writing content, data analysis (a little), design, advertising (a little) and SEO. Regardless of how many years experience, I would need to feel confident in my ability to carry out each responsibility within the role, therefore as I don't have any experience with the other duties involved, I wouldn't be best suited for the role.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019

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