Update - Bummed Out
Monday, October 01, 2012
Bad news... I didn't get the job.
Long story short. I applied for a job with a terrific company on August 7th. Was contacted a couple of weeks later to set up a phone interview. Had two (what I thought) were great in person interviews. Found out they contacted my former employer for references on September 13th. Today, October 1st, I received the rejection email. Para-phasing, "thank you for your interest. You have great qualifications. Unfortunately, due to the heavy volume of candidates, we can't offer a job to everyone". yadda yadda yadda.
I'm trying not to "ruminate". That was something I read about in one of the great Spark articles on overcoming stress. Don't replay the same events over and over and over in your mind. It's not healthy.
Some days looking for work is like being in a game of chutes and ladders. One day, you're going up up up the ladder. the next throw of the dice and you're going down down down the chute. I felt pretty optimistic after the second interview. Thought it went great and maybe it did. I knew it might take a while for them to reply. Waited for two weeks. Then sent an email asking if any decision had been made this past Saturday. I'll admit it, as the days went by after that interview, the more pessimistic things started to look.
Friends of mine said I should continue to be optimistic because I did make it this far into the interview process. Hard to be optimistic when you did make it that far only to be REJECTED in the end.
Needless to say, I'm totally bummed out. Just when I thought there was light at the end of the tunnel; now, I have to continue my search for a full time job. Which hasn't been easy as many of the fellow Sparkers in the same position know. What now ? I keep plugging along and hope that something turns up soon.
It's funny. I had a physical last week and when I told my doctor I'd been experiencing some mild depression since being laid off, he asked if I was "weepy". No, I was fine. Sure, I've had moments of depression these last few weeks, but on the whole... I've been okay and not weepy. Today... I feel more than a bit weepy and probably could use one of those anti-depressants he offered.
Being laid off sucks. Pardon my French.