Friday, June 16, 2006

When is not getting the job a good thing?

Okay, so not a good thing, but not such a terrible thing....

In order of icky, the first being the ickiest:

  1. your application is ignored, lost in the ether, no acknowledgement, no human contact
  2. you don't get an interview, but you get an automated response
  3. you don't get an interview, but a human is involved in the response (has to print off the form letter, saliva on the stamp)
  4. you get the interview, teach the sample lesson, give them an hour or more of your time, and you have to call them because you've heard nothing for weeks
  5. you get the interview, but screw up somehow, are deemed inappropriate, and get the 'we've gone with someone else' phone call
  6. ?
  7. ?
  8. ?
  9. ?
  10. the least icky of all, is you get to the second interview, but still don't get the job. I don't mind not being hired after the second interview. Now it's no longer personal, you didn't screw up, it's down to skill set/experience...and that's understandable.

Of course, the un-icky version would be to get the job...

But ya can't win 'em all.

(So ya, I didn't get the job, but I did get called back for a second interview.)

And I have another interview next Friday morning.

Lori

4 comments:

a h m a d said...

I am familiar with the ickiest ones; I will start taking that personal. :P

I hope you get the job, Lori; best wishes for success. :)

Lydia said...

It's Saturday finally. For four years we spent most Sat. saying hello and usually more. Not only have you accumulated equity on your investment (very astute) you know to follow your passion(s). Do NOT go to any more interviews. LB

Lori said...

I'm looking for another part-time job that will be interesting but allow me to be flexible and find other things to work on, on a project-basis.

raincoaster said...

Welcome to my world. Why do Canadians have such a hard time saying No?