Of all the employment rejection notices/letters I’ve received, this has to be the best one:

Dear Michelle:

Thank you for taking the time to apply for the Front Desk Assistant – Facilities Coordinator/Assistant position with COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE COMPANY. While we were impressed with your background and experience, we have decided to move forward with candidates who more closely meet the needs of the role.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Realogy.  We encourage you to apply for future openings for which you qualify.

Best wishes for a successful job search.



When I initially applied for the position, that was not the title.  Not even on the online application system was it ever referred to Front Desk Assistant.  Unless, they change the role.  I don’t know.  All of which is beside the point.  I love this rejection because it came after I sent Marybeth my own rejection letter declining to move forward.


The pay would be the same I’m making now, later hours and a longer commute.

No lateral moves.

I know many experts will tell you sometimes you need to take a lesser job to get your foot in the door.

Hon’, that’s what your side gigs are for.  Get to hustlin’ your foot in the door on that end.  Remember, you are an asset to their company/organization/ agency/ firm/ business and they would be lucky to have you.  You have more experience than any candidate they’ve interviewed because you got side gigs on your resume.  Show them.  And never accept less than what you’re worth.

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