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Job seeker responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW


‘Y tho’: Candidate responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW with the company

  • TikTok user @swedishswan shared her story in a now-viral video, saying she woke up to “another rejection letter” from a job she had applied for
  • She explained that she really wanted the job, and with nothing less to lose, she responded to the email with a meme.
  • The meme in question is a painting of Pope Leo X by Fernando Botero which has the phrase ‘y tho’ written under his face
  • To her surprise, the move ended up reigniting the company’s interest in her, and she received a follow-up email requesting an interview.

A candidate who had nothing else to lose responded to a rejection letter with a hilarious meme – and ended up scoring an interview with the company.

TikTok user @swedishswan shared her story in a now-viral video, explaining that she woke up to “another rejection letter” from a job she had applied for.

“I really wanted this job, so I took a lesson from Gen Z, and I sent this back to them,” she said, sharing a photo of the meme she replied with.

The meme in question is a painting of Pope Leo X by Fernando Botero that has the phrase “y tho” written under his face.

TikTok user @swedishswan revealed in a now-viral video that she ended up scoring a job interview after responding to a rejection letter with a meme

Job seeker responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW

The meme in question is a painting of Pope Leo X by Fernando Botero that has the phrase “y tho” written under his face

To her surprise, the move ended up reigniting the company’s interest in her as a job candidate.

“They sent me another email saying they actually want to interview me now,” she said. “I can’t believe it worked.”

The video has been viewed over five million times and received thousands of comments from delighted viewers.

“These are the stories that keep me going in life,” one person wrote, while another added, “As a recruiter if someone sent me this I would ABSOLUTELY want an interview.”

“Responding to a rejection email was literally how I got my job now,” someone else commented. ‘I kept thinking, what are they going to do, NOT hire me MORE?’

Job seeker responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW

Job seeker responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW

“I really wanted this job, so I took a lesson from Gen Z,” she said, adding, “I can’t believe this worked out”

Job seeker responds to rejection letter with hilarious meme – and ends up scoring an INTERVIEW

The TikTok user was likely inspired by Samantha Jane’s viral video in which she shared how her job recruiter sister Hannah received the same meme after sending a rejection email.

TikTok user @swedishswan never shared where she got the idea from, but she was probably inspired by another viral video that took the internet by storm earlier this year.

Samantha Jane, known as @samantha_jane on the platform, revealed in March that her sister Hannah, a job recruiter, received the same meme in response to a rejection email.

That bold move didn’t work out in this case, but a lot of people thought it was fun, including Samantha.

The TikTok user has since made her account private, but she described the response as “the most Gen Z thing” she’s ever seen, according to The Independent.

‘No context, no other text, just the meme. I love him so much,” she added.

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