Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No Burning Necessary

Thanks for all of the advice you gave on the last post, guys--I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, the issue is moot, as I didn't get a second interview. It sucks not to be good enough at something to do something wonderful that you want to do (and to not know what the something is). Anyway, the point on lining up references for the future, in particular, is well taken.


Strange Bird said...

Sorry to hear it! Well, at least you have grad school to look forward to :).

MS said...

Sorry about that. It's really discouraging when a great job falls through.

Don't take it too hard, though. Sometimes it's dumb luck, sometimes your interviewer is having a bad day, and sometimes the Veep's nephew has just finished his post-graduation travels.

If you have contact information for your interviewers, I would go ahead and send thank-yous. Keep it positive & professional. You may be in the consideration for future positions, or even this one - stranger things have happened.

gildedbutterfly said...

Sorry to hear it! I told MissGoldBug on an unrelated post to pour herself a big-ass glass of wine and wait for this to pass. Sounds like you could use some wine, too. :(

On the other hand, I STRONGLY believe in "When one door closes..." I remember being heartbroken when I was downsized from my first job--only to immediately find a MUCH better position at a better company. This frees you up for grad school, and who knows what other adventures lay in store? :)

Anonymous said...

I think this is a sign from the universe: there are jobs out there that you will *love* doing and that won't feel like "work". Go find another one! I know this one felt like a gem to you, but there are others. Especially given that you can probably define what skills, tasks and issues attracted you to this job, and now you can go look for something related. It might be worth putting off school for now until you know you want to go back and can be sure you aren't just running away from a mediocre job. Instead, find a job you love!

Dennis said...

Be aggressive.

I would send a letter to the person that interviewed you thanking them for their time. I would also say that although you were declined an offer, that you are still very interested in the company. And if possible, for your future benefit, ask if they would be willing to provide specific details on why you were disqualified from the position.

Be cordial and polite. I don't think you have anything to lose through this course of action.

Good Luck!

MissGoldBug said...

I am so sorry. Its really frustrating to be considered and then quickly dismissed. I've gone through the same thing myself a few times.

What keeps me going is this: everything happens for a reason. You gave it your all and it didn't work out... One less regret, right? No wondering "what if?"

It's true. Perhaps this new job would have come with some other undesirables that would have you wishing you were going to school instead.

It sounds a little lame, but I know something good for you is waiting just around the corner.

They missed out on a great employee... you didn't miss out on a great employer!



P.S. Help yourself to that glass of wine GB mentioned, it takes the edge off...