Remember that job interview where she told me that they would call me and tell me if I got the job or not? They didn’t call. Instead, last night I got an email.
We regret to inform you that at this time we will not be proceeding with your application for [position] at [location]. We intend on keeping your application on file in the event that potential candidates do not pan out. In the meantime, we want to wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
You didn’t win, but you’re a runner up.
I’ve got the qualifications. I’ve got the experience. I’ve got certifications they don’t even require. I was willing to work with and adapt to any schedule they wanted to give me. I would have been an asset to their company.
So, why did I get put in a file instead of become one of those potential candidates? And because they emailed me instead of called, I cannot even ask those questions. This was the job I wanted the most.
And the job market is so thin right now. I’ve got my resume and my application out allover 2 counties. Still, I don’t get calls for as many interviews as I’ve applied for. Instead, I wait. I’m so tired of waiting.
I just wish that someone would hire me. And, if you aren’t going to hire me, please tell me why. Is it something I am doing wrong in my interviews? Is there a mistake on my resume that makes me look bad? Is a previous employer badmouthing me?
Thanks for listening to me vent. I’m off to do the job I was hired to do. A 700 word article to be researched and written and turned in by tomorrow. Hoping to finish it today. Hope somebody else out there is having better luck than I am in the traditional job hunt.