USGS Rejection Letters
Ouch! Just received a rejection letter from the USGS in my email. I can almost start a collection of these things. I applied for a position at the Menlo Park campus last month. There was an opening on their Earthquake Hazards Team. The job sounded awesome and right up my alley in terms of interests and potential experience.
Has anyone else ever applied to the USGS and not made it? The letter is pretty intense. Or for that matter, who has applied and made it? What sort of hints and tips might you have for budding geologists who’d like to one day work for the USGS?
A small excerpt from the letter:
Based on your responses to the applicant assessment questions, you were not among the top candidates for the position, and therefore, you were not referred for consideration.
No big deal. You really can’t take things like that personally. Still, kind of a bummer though. Time to get more experience and try again later!
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