I didn’t get the job.

That’s right, I didn’t get the job. Which is crazy to me. Because I nailed the interview, was absolutely overqualified and made them laugh and smile quite a bit.

Today hasn’t been a good day. And I mean, you have to have bad days in order to have a good day… I know this. But it still sucks.

I got an email this afternoon that says “We’re unable to hire you”. Unable, or unwilling? Regardless, I didn’t get the job. I honestly can’t even fathom what I did wrong.

So, where do I go from here? I don’t know how to feel about this all, really. I mean, I mentioned the other day that this particular job wasn’t one that I overly wanted – but I still put forth the effort. I still worked damn hard because I told myself beggers can’t be choosers. I told myself that I could do this job and I could do a damn good job of it. I made a real effort and it’s frustrating to be rejected with no reasoning why.

Rejection sucks. Nothing feels right, not right now. Back to the drawing board…

I’ve been reading this a lot lately.

“At this time, I regretfully have to share that we’ve decided to move ahead with other applicants for this role. We will certainly keep you in mind and reach out in case another opportunity comes up that may be a good fit. Hope you understand that it’s often quite difficult for us to decide who we proceed with in this process. 

Wishing you all the best in your job search! 

The thing about trying to “prove yourself” based off the information listed in a single piece of paper is that it really provides no insight as to who you are. Being turned down for all of these positions before they event want to give me a chance for an interview is frustrating to say the least.

Truth is, I could make a huge fucking difference to your office. I could.

Waiting for someone to realize that is an annoying process. How do you make yourself stand out on a piece of paper? How do you sum up your whole life, skills, personality and successes in one piece of paper? Someone please tell me because I really don’t seem to be doing well at it.

-V