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Day 39: Denied

Saturday, September 29, 2012



Late yesterday I got notified that I am no longer being considered for the job I applied for at the Oregon coast. I guess it was nice of them to let me know before the weekend. But there goes my escape plan.

I was literally the PERFECT candidate for this position. I have experience in EXACTLY all the responsibilities of the job, and it's an unusual skill set. I was willing to drop everything and relocate. It's so discouraging not to have even gotten to the interview process. That has happened a lot in the past two years (since I lost my full-time job), but I thought for sure I would at least get an interview for this one. If I can't get this job (for which I am uber-qualified), it's hard not to feel like I shouldn't just give up trying to get any job.

I know I am sort of feeling sorry for myself, and I am sure I will pick myself up again. But right now this just sucks.
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  • BECCA324
    Sorry that does stink. You shouldn't get discouraged through, that actually happened to me as well. I applied to a job that I was more than qualified for, and it went to someone else with less experience. Right now I know it burns, but keep fighting and something will come your way.
    1783 days ago
  • METALBABE
    Yup, this job was with an organization I've volunteered for for the past six years and the executive director was actually the one who sent me the job description. I am confused and struggling not to take this personally. What could have happened?!
    1784 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    I can commiserate- I have applied 5 times to an employer I used to work for - resigned to take a more technical job closer to my field- and have gotten KICKED IN THE TEETH EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! Oh and did I say I had a blemishless record with them and I got the highest evaluation from my boss that he could give bearing in mind the length of time I had been there?? OF course NONE of that matters NOW.
    1784 days ago
  • FLAMENM
    You know, I hear lots of people say you never get a jon online or through the paper. But that is the only way my husband and I have ever gotten professional jobs in our fields. So it does happen.

    I know how frustrating it is to apply for the perfect job. And not get an interview. Or get an interview and then not get the job to an internal canidate who is less wualified than you.

    Keep applying and searching. Something will eventually show up.
    1784 days ago
  • MELANIEBAUR
    Dude. That sucks. No 2 ways about it. I'm so sorry, I want that escape hatch to be able to shove you through to an easier time. I guess just dwell in the suckiness as long as you need to before turning the page to find another opportunity...perhaps you should be looking further East and North, instead of West?? Just sayin'...
    1784 days ago
  • JWELDT1
    I've been thru career counseling when i was unemployed and it was there they told me that people rarely get jobs that are online or in the paper. The best shot is thru people you know. It took me a long time to get up the gumption to tell EVERYONE i knew that i was unemployed. i was not very proud of that fact. Also volunteering gives you an in if that applies to you.
    1784 days ago
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