Wanted to let you all know…

… that I didn’t get the job. 

They emailed me this morning. 

I’m really disappointed, and will readily admit that I’m crying right now, but I also recognize it’s pretty insane to think I was going to get the first job I actually got an interview for. 

And while the thought of returning to my district next year makes me think and feel all kinds of negative, I feel confident that if I follow my plan, I’ll be in a much better position to apply and hopefully interview next year. 

The fact that I have to wait an entire year before I can even try again is… hard to accept. But it’s the reality of the profession. 

Thank you all for your support during this process. It means a lot. 

13 Comments

  1. Oh I’m so sorry. This is little consolation but it is a good sign that you were granted an interview. You’re a viable candidate. Also now you have “practice” under your belt so you’ll know more what to expect next time.

  2. So sorry to hear… 🙁

    If you haven’t already, jot down the interview questions to have for preparing when (not if!!) you have another interview.

  3. Not getting the job is always hard. Keep watching for more. Sometimes things change ‘out of season’. You learned, interviewing is a skill that is good to practice; AND, some times there are other factors at work that the interviewees have no idea about. Things change and are unpredictable. You are a good, creative, hard worker. We are on your side.

  4. I’m sorry to hear this! You’re right that it was unlikely you’d get the first job you interviewed for, and that it’s great that you got an interview. It’s okay to be sad, though.

  5. Sorry! to hear that. I’m sure it’ll take few days to get over the disappointment and that’s ok but I’m glad you got to interview.
    Now that you have an idea about how an interview for your preferable position may go you can use all the knowledge and nail it in the future.
    All the best!

  6. I’m very sorry the answer was no. I’ve been in that position very recently and it hurts. Give yourself time to be sad. It is a loss.

    I’ve found that often the decisions are made with me as the candidate as only one factor in the equation. Usually there’s someone else they already have in mind. Or the rapport was such that I would not have been a good fit for the environment. And sometimes the person doing the hiring just sucks (not kidding on this one). So even though it seems like it’s because of you, often it isn’t.

    The fact you got yourself out there is a important first step. And as you apply and interview, you’ll hone your skills. So I encourage you, even though it’s “off season” soon for hiring to continue to job hunt and network. You never know when something will open up and I’ve found it usually takes about 2-3 months just with getting myself out there.

  7. Damn, I’m so sorry. Of course it’s disappointing, even when we rationally know there are many good candidates etc. It really is ok to be sad.

  8. Alas. Still, yay surviving the interview!

    I have used the very many interviews for positions I didn’t get as a chance to understand myself and what I really want in a job. It sounds like it already helped you do that. Good luck with the next round of applications and interviews too. You’re wonderful and you will find work that makes you happy and pays the bills.

  9. I’m really sorry. What I have learnt in recent years is that it’s rarely a rejection of who we are, and more the fact that they have preconceived ideas about who will fit, even though they might be wrong. Hoping something will turn up for you … and me too!

  10. I think you should be proud of yourself for sticking your neck out there. It took guts to take a chance. You have a plan in place and you’re taking steps. I am cheering you on! Thinking of you!

  11. I’m late to commenting, but I’m sorry that you didn’t get the job. Are you able to ask why you were not selected so that you can make your application/interview stronger for the next opportunity?

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