When I lived in Tampa, I watched the Buccaneers go 0-14 in a season. It was brutal, but by no means was it as brutal as being rejected for a position after making it through several rounds of interviews.
Sure, some of us can disengage our personal feelings from the process. Some of us handle rejection pretty well.
But many of us don’t. After a job search — especially a long one; especially when you’ve made it far in the interview process — any bit of rejection can feel personal