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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 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: )