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OMG: The disappointment you feel when find out you weren't even ranked after an interview. Like did I really do that badly in the interview for me to not even be ranked a 10?

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  1. I know that feel.

    Still, I don't think companies generally rank that many people; it gets pointless after a certain number of alternative students.

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  2. Why would anyone rank a 10? Some companies, it's just a hire or not hire.

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  3. As someone who has hired co-op students before through JobMine, I've only ranked my preferred top 3, and didn't rank the rest. Sorry, it's nothing personal toward you.

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  4. This isn't a typical grading system. It's not a midterm where everyone gets a grade that lies on a certain range. For the employer, every interviewed candidate is a pass or a fail (ranked or unranked), and they usually only prefer to pass 1-2 candidates in order to maintain a certain level of quality and also because they can afford to go to the next school and repeat the process over again.
    At the end of the day, some employers are ok with not having anyone at all as opposed to having someone who is a poor fit and probably won't be able to get the job done. And be thankful that a lot of employers are this way - you have no idea what it is like to constantly struggle through a job everyday for 4 months and have your manager treat you like shit for it - just destroys your confidence, self-esteem and can be very difficult to recover from:(
    Although, I will say that employers may not always be the best judge of whether a candidate can get the job done or not based on a coop intervew, but its preferable for them to err on the side of caution. This changes once you have gained some experience and are looking for full time roles - here interview processes are longer and more robust.

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