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  • Dealing with Rejection

    See when you get knocked back do you just apply again? And what about if you get as far as an interview? Do you apply again for the same intake (i.e January September)? Or will they know they've already interviewed you and rejected you for this intake?

    Ps I've seen a lot of people moaning about having different things in the anonomous forum. The reason for this one is because I'm quite well know on this site for posting comments and stuff so I suppose I'm just a bit embarrassed about this topic, sensitive if you will.

  • #2
    All the applications I read said if you fail to get through then you're welcome to reapply in between 6-12 months, but it was usually six. I think Ian's advice is best, ring up and ask for critical feedback and ask if they'd welcome an application for the next phase. I wouldn't bother applying to the same company for the same phase, they've already said no.

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    • #3
      Asking for feed back also shows how interested/dedicated you are so if you reapply may look more favourably on you.

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      • #4
        Definitely ask the companies for feedback, find out where you are going wrong, or what or are up against. Put applications in to every single company, with a perfectly prepared CV and well written cover letter. Do plenty of research before the interview. The competition for cadet ships is fierce...

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        • #5
          My advice is just as the Weasel said. First of all ring them up, speak to your interviewer if you can and ask for critical feedback. You have to be prepared to take that criticism and use it to improve your chances next time.

          Secondly, think to yourself, "do I want to do anything else?" If the answer is no then you keep on applying until you draw your pension.... Companies will always admire someone who is dedicated and determined to succeed. You must ask the company that you were rejected by if they would welcome a new application from you and when you can apply again. That way you will know if you were close but not quite good enough on the day - or whether you are wasting your time with them.

          How many companies have you applied to?

          How many interviews have you had?

          How many rejections have you had?

          You are not a failure, just because of one rejection. You are part of the group of 2/3rds of interviewees that get rejected after an interview. If you got to Interview then you were already in the top 15% of Applicants if you use Maersk as an example. From what I understand Maersk have spaces for September. If you have not already been interviewed by them get an email off to them today with your CV.

          How much help have you had preparing? Someone looked at your CV? Someone in the family in the MN? If the answer is no to all these questions then shame on you.... The wealth of experience and help offered on here is nothing short of a walk through to interview.

          It is always difficult to deal with rejection, and the younger you are the harder it is. Don't take it personally. Get up, dust yourself off, stop feeling miserable and get back to the mill wheel and get after it. If you give up now then you don't want it hard enough.....

          Finally, let us know who you are, nobody would laugh or mock you. People will only help. And if someone does laugh we would send Guinnessman and Clanky round to sort them out!

          Hang in there Kiddo - it may seem like the end of the world but it is just another bend in the road!

          Ian
          "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
          "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

          "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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          • #6
            And if all else fails - pm me and I will give you my phone number and we can sit and have a chat. I do it regularly for others on here. I must have about 3 conversations a week with forum members.

            Ian
            "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
            "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

            "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone!

              Cheers for all the advice everyone, really appreciate it.

              Ian, that's a lot of information but absoulutely fantastic. So I'm going to answer and explain all the questions on here. And expect a pm from me shortly.

              Thanks again

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                I must have about 3 conversations a week with forum members
                It's because you're a chatty so and so....
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                  It's because you're a chatty so and so....
                  You are just being polite, you mean I am a gob****e?

                  You don't have to ring me and discuss your bail conditions and how much your "Peckham Rolex" is hurting your ankle you know....
                  "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                  "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                  "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                    You don't have to ring me and discuss your bail conditions and how much your "Peckham Rolex" is hurting your ankle you know....
                    I'm sure things will go fine at court.

                    Still, I'm surprised you actually have the time to talk to me, especially with you running that "other" telephone line....
                    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                      Still, I'm surprised you actually have the time to talk to me, especially with you running that "other" telephone line....
                      Listen you, the "crossdressers dating line" is what keeps me in folding beer tokens. But isn't that how we met in the first place?
                      "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                      "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                      "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                        Listen you, the "crossdressers dating line" is what keeps me in folding beer tokens. But isn't that how we met in the first place?
                        Well I suppose you need to run your own as the "Domme Humiliation Sex Phone Service" does not come cheap I hear....
                        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                        • #13
                          Sooo... Use two know each other?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YoungMariner View Post
                            Definitely ask the companies for feedback, find out where you are going wrong, or what or are up against. Put applications in to every single company, with a perfectly prepared CV and well written cover letter. Do plenty of research before the interview. The competition for cadet ships is fierce...
                            If they have their own application form use that instead of sending CV.

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