"Although we were impressed with your skills and experience, we regret to inform you that the hiring manager decided to pursue other applicants."
"At this time, we have decided to move forward with other candidates."
"There wasn't a match between your interest and qualifications and the needs of our the position."
These are the types of emails I have been receiving lately. They definitely take a toll on one's ego and image of self-worth. There is little joy in hours of searching for the best available jobs, taking upwards of 2 hours to complete an application, and then within 24 hours receiving an email
heartbreakingly politely informing you that you in fact did not get the job. As you can imagine, it's challenging to stay positive. On the bright side, I have learned a great deal of compassion for those who are searching for employment.