I applied to an army job over in Monterrey, California. Multimedia specialist, dealing with all sorts of art, design, 3D stuff. My kind of job. Perfect fit for me and my school experience is directed towards said job. So what happened? I wasn't referred. In short, rejected. But hey! At least they even BOTHER telling you that you are rejected.
I've applied to several other places, same deal. They don't even tell you you've been rejected. This only adds to my frustration, and my parents don't make it any easier.
I know really only one way to gain more confidence in applying for jobs: Make more -good- stuff. That idea obviously seems alien to