One young man sent 456 applications and received few responses

Oliver Wu is a computer science student at the University of Michigan and decided to document his experiences searching for a job opportunity.

In this way, he created an Excel document and recorded all the jobs he had applied to and sent out his resume.

In doing so, he ultimately sent 456 applications acknowledging the difficulties young people face in pursuing an opportunity.


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The young man told Newsweek that he could fill out between 15 and 20 applications every day, but he never thought about sending out so many resumes.

“It just happened after using it day after day…The hardest part was staying positive and working hard despite hundreds of rejections,” Wu said.

However, after this big effort, he only received a response from 56 companies that responded to his request for his first job.

This is how Oliver Wu ended up joining one of the companies after Ford gave him the opportunity to work in the business technology field.

The young man decided to share his experience on TikTok to highlight the difficulties that young people face when entering the job market.

The video went viral and reached more than 3.2 million views, resulting in thousands of comments in which several young people also identified with their situation.

Despite his experience, Oliver recommended maintaining a positive attitude despite rejections and learning from those experiences.

“Take a deep breath and relax, this is a marathon, not a race,” the young man concluded.

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