Not a Great Way to Start My Week

Monday, March 14, 2011
Well, the verdict is finally in: I did not get the job that I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago. At first, I was extremely disappointed. So much so, that I came close to hightailing it to the bathroom to have a good cry. However, work was busy and I really couldn’t be away from my desk for more than a couple of minutes so I toughed it out. I really wanted that job – it was with an entirely different section of the company I work for and it was a BIG step up from what I’m currently doing now. From the sounds of it, it wasn’t that I lacked the experience or that they didn’t like me. I was told that I had a really good interview (again…sigh). Their only criticism was that I didn’t always give specific examples for their questions. The examples I did give were great but sometimes I was too general. It’s always good to get feedback because then I’ll know what I need to work on the next time around.

So, while I didn’t get that job, I’m not giving up. Just another bit of experience to add to the pile. Still looking at other opportunities and I’ve got a line on an opportunity at the first place I’ve interviewed that could turn out to be very promising. However, I’m not going to share the details with anyone until I have something more concrete to share. Its not that I don’t love you, my bloggy buddies. If I start telling people about it, I’ll get excited and then my hopes will be sky high. Not a good place to be when they suddenly crash…

Anyways, stay tuned for more exciting episodes in my quest for a new job.


sp said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't get the job you went for. I've been so out of the blog loop, I'll have to go back and read about your interview.

You're right though, it is good that you got constructive criticism so that you know what to work on for next time.

Are you okay staying with your current role at work?

Karen said...

Hi Sp: thanks. Yes, I'm ok where I am for the moment. Its not completely unbearable in the short term however I can't stay here in the long term. At one time, I could see myself working in this particular dept for most if not the rest of my career. I love most of the people I work with and I enjoy my job. The working conditions have just deteriorated so much over the past year or so that almost all of the support staff (including myself) have left, are leaving, or are looking to leave. No one seems to get the hint though...

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