July 29, 2014

Remaining Optimistic

I received an email yesterday informing me that I didn't get the job I interviewed for twice last week. 

He offered no explanation or suggestions for what I might to do differently in the future. It was just a statement that they were going with another candidate.

At the end of the day, I guess I just wasn't the best fit. And I have no choice but to accept that. I'm holding on to my statement that I wouldn't change anything about the way I represented myself. I went though the interview questions in my head several times, and although I could change my answers, I'm not convinced anything I'd change would make me a better candidate. 

I'm not going to lie, I was really bummed about this. And it's been pretty humbling because I've always been told I interview well. So, this has shaken my confidence a bit. 

And then I remembered that I had told you guys about the interview, so I owed you an update as well. I didn't have it in me yesterday. Forgive me.

I feel much better today after a couple good cries and lots of words of encouragement from family and friends. This is pretty typical for me because my initial reaction to everything is always emotional, but I always get to the rational part soon after.

I'm not giving up. I never stopped applying. I have to believe that there's something else out there. I just need to find it.

Preferably before August 20th so I don't have to go back to my TA job. That would be great!

Onward and upward...


  1. I LOVE YOU! Those are the only words of comfort that I can offer right now. It wasn't meant to be. You will find your new school home. I know you will keep plugging away and it's not in your nature to give up. For you to be able to blog about it the day after amazes me. I would still be a hot mess, but not my Miss Lifesaver...she keeps going!!! XOXO

  2. I love you and am thinking of you! Everything happens for a reason and I know you're perfect school will find you. Your resilience is admirable!

  3. I believe in you and know that your "right fit" is definitely out there!

  4. Something perfect will come along... Hang in there.
    Grade 4 Buzz

  5. The right position will come to you at the right time. I'm just saddened that they chose to inform you by email. Why can't they respect your time (2 interviews?) and pick up the telephone! Hang in there!

  6. Oh sweetie, I am so sorry! Interviewing is so emotionally draining:(. You will find the right position, and they will be lucky to have you. Keep the faith!