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That's a no, then

Remember that second interview I was going to on Aug 4th? Well, they've deliberated, cogitated and ruminated long and hard and finally come back to me with the message that on reflection, they don't believe I could be happy there for long, and so with real regret, etc...

Again, I seem to have scuppered my chances by projecting too capable a picture of myself. "Too capable," those were actually the HR-manager's words when he called with the news.

Oh well. At least he asked my permission to keep my details on file, so he could get in touch in case a more suitable position came up.


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Aug. 16th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Aug. 17th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
Aug. 16th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Heard that one a few times myself. I think they're being polite.
Aug. 17th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
Of course they are. I knew they weren't going to hire me when less than 10 minutes into the conversation, the hiring manager declared he had no more questions for me.
Aug. 16th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Aug. 17th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
Aug. 16th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
*hugs* My mom keeps saying that rejections are just "signs that it's not meant to be", but it gets annoying, doesn't it? Especially with something like "too capable" (WTH? how can you be too capable?)

*sends positive, job-procuring energy (which you need more than I do)*
Aug. 17th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
but it gets annoying, doesn't it?

Indeed it does. Luckily, another opportunity's already arisen.

*sends positive, job-procuring energy (which you need more than I do)*

Thanks, but how do you work that one out? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you with regards to the school in Poland; I'm sorry it didn't work out in Kosovo, but it was a bit of a shambles, wasn't it? Actually, I think you're well out of it. Poland's much more stable and secure. And, reassuringly to your dad, not Muslim.
Aug. 17th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Well, you live on your own, don't you? So you have rent and food and bills and things to take care of, so having some kind of income is of utmost importance - while I'm living at home with my parents and they're paying all my bills. If I don't get a job I can volunteer locally and build up my resume and get some newer references - that's the plan, at least. And schools and universities will be starting in September, so maybe I can get some tutoring work. Or retail work.

The Kosovo thing was a mess! I was so shocked by her reply - being concerned about my daily medication means that I'm not ready for a real overseas experience? And it was really weird how supportive of the idea of reconsidering the offer Dad was at the end. I'm more hopeful for Poland - it looks like a great opportunity, as it's affiliated with a teacher's college and I would do a little bit of work there - but it took forever for the interviewer to reply (this morning) after she stood me up for our Skype interview on Friday (I got notice from her that it *might* not happen when I got up that morning), and I'm still not sure if it's happening this morning. But at least she emailed me the list of references!
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
Ah yes; I'm trying to ignore the fact that I'm bleeding money like a bleedy thing at the moment, what with the bills and the food and the mortgage and the little income (gone are the days of the wellfare state I heard so much about when I was still in school; honestly, back in the 70s and 80s, people could live like kings on benefit, but those days are over). Oh well, something'll turn up.

Good luck with the Polish application (if they ever get round to speaking to you)!
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