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The answer's no

It would seem they do take a perverse pleasure in getting people's hopes up by leaving them messages asking to call back. Based on the assessment report, the selection committee was of the opinion that there were too many 'points of attention' and they've decided not to hire me.


Sep. 12th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
4 Months I've been working on this, 4 months of sitting up and jumping through hoops -- and now I've got nothing to show for it. it's very demotivating, knowing I'm stuck in a job I hate, and obviously not good enough for one that does appeal to me.
Sep. 12th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
I am one of those really annoying people who always try to look on the positive: ) *slap me if you want*

Now that you have put four months work into this don't let it go to waste! Really get out there and sell your skills, look in unlikely places because you might find a job thats right for you that you'd never thought about (I know I did)

The other thing to remember is that, having jumped through all the hoops and things just for the selection process, God knows what they would have been like had you got the job: )

See glass half full annoying as hell type person, Thats me : )
Sep. 12th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
First off, I am an eternal optimist myself.
Secondly, this was my dream job.
Thirdly, I got thisclose.

So yeah, even though I know I did really well to come this far and I know there's going to be other opportunities and stuff, I'd kind of set my heart on this, and I don't particularly feel like starting the whole process all over again for another job with another employer. Which I'd have to find first. So it's back to spelling out the newspapers again. And writing countless letters. And getting most of them back. Feh.
Sep. 12th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
First off, I am an eternal optimist myself.

I am pleased: )
Secondly, this was my dream job.

As I have previously found out to my cost, dream jobs sometimes come witha huge sting in their tails: (

Thirdly, I got this close.

I applaud you for this and so will other potential employers, I employ a lot of people in my job, and because you had come so far along in the process would impress me: )

Sorry if I pissed you off, it was not at all intententional and ment purely as a show of support: (

Not long until the CoRo gigs, that will be a boost: )

Sep. 12th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh no no no no no! You didn't piss me off at all! I was just stating the reasons for why, in spite of my optimistic nature, I did feel a bit let down.

Since you're new to my flist, you may not have had time to read the whole story, but in a nutshell: late last year, I suffered through a bout of burn-out. It took me a few months to sort myself out and figure out what I really wanted to do -- and then all of a sudden, I found that the Dutch equivalent of MI5 was recruiting. I din't think I had a hope in hell to begin with, but I got picked from 1,021 applicants to begin the selection procedure, then found myself among the 236 who were actually invited to spend a day at their head office, then among the 136 who were interviewed, and finally among the last 25 who were sent on an assessment course. It was like a game, the further along I got, the more competitive I started to feel and by the time of the assessment, I really felt I wanted to go for the prize. So to me, today's verdict is a bit of a let down...but I'll live.

At the very least, it's been an interesting learning experience. I've got a better understanding now of my strengths and weaknesses; all that remains is to find a position that matches my set of skills -- and I will.
Sep. 12th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh no no no no no! You didn't piss me off at all!

*breathes a sigh of relief* Glad to hear that: )
I understand and have made a point of going back through your LJ now, I think you should be really proud of yourself and put all that hard work into finding another really rewarding job *which I have no doubt you will!*

Hey getting down from over a thousand to the final stages is incredible, so well done: )