I know how you feel. I hate it when employers either ignore your application or knock you back. Some of these large retail stores are especially hard to get into, even for a temp Xmas job. You have to jump through all these ridiculous hoops (e.g. lengthy online questionnaires, crazy assessment days etc.).
I am NOT a happy bunny at the moment with the way all these employers are treating the unemployed.
They make you "jump through hoops" so that they get the people THEY want for THEIR jobs. If you're prepared to go through all that it shows determination to get the job. Competition is so high for jobs that they need to sort the wheat from the chaff. Just because YOU think you deserve the job, or really want a job, doesn't mean that you are suited to the job in question or that the company concerned think you're the person for the job.
Like I say, it's not the end of the world. Tomorrow is another day - just move on and stop focussing on the negative.
Wench, yes, I know what you mean. But what about when you apply every day and get rejection after rejection after rejection after rejection . . . In the end, no matter how dismissive and impervious to knockbacks you might want to be, it does start to erode your confidence.
Only if you let it. You can't change the rejections so why worry or keep focussing on them. The only person to suffer because of it is you and those around you.
Not an easy thing to deal with, rejection. And total silence from employers is even worse.
God, what's gone wrong with this country?
Too many people thinking that "the world" owes them! I know it's hard, but you're not the only person going through it. You have a roof over your head, food in your belly and one assumes you're in good health if you are applying for so many jobs every day. Be grateful for that - not all are in that position!!