Rejection is one of the worst feelings. After taking the time and energy to carefully craft and submit your Resume, Cover letter, and whatever else businesses could possibly ask you to submit; only for you to get a mail from these companies, attempting to politely reject you.
Despite how painful a poorly constructed rejection mail feels, I would still pick this a million times over to never hearing back from the business after submission and being damned to a perpetual wait.
You keep hoping upon hope, application after application, that at some point something would click, and nothing does. You then decide to throw your pride away and ask for help from family and friends, but broken promises follow suit.
You become pessimistic and desensitized. You start expecting rejection or no response at all. Until one day, at the brink of frustration, you finally get a job, but your Pay is N50,000 ($122). This might not even be enough to pay your rent, but consider this a means to an end. The experience gets you better jobs. It is such a joke that companies would want a 22-year-old with 10 years of experience, but don't let it deter you. Gather the experience and tolerate the insults, because you have an end goal and it's only a matter of time.
What encouragement would you give an undervalued employee? Let's continue this conversation in the comment section.