Post interview blues
April 24, 2014 2:46 AM Subscribe
My work history is. . diverse. I've a bunch of eclectic qualifications and skill sets that until very recently thought I'd never be able to put to good use in one place.
I'm currently employed in an under paid, over worked position with a very low staff morale. I really want to get out but was struggling to see the way forward until couple of weeks ago a vacancy was brought to my attention by a friend who noticed it on a job site and immediately thought of me.
When I read the job description I couldn't believe such a job existed.
posted by kudra23 to Work & Money (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It requires all my weird and particular qualifications and experience. It sounded amazing, like the kind of job I could see myself being happy to throw myself into completely. It's very well paid and aligned with my personal interests, passions and ability.
I sent in a strong application and felt confident I'd get an interview. I was right and not only that but they asked if I would consider taking on a partial managerial role. I was delighted and replied that it was something I'd be happy to discuss at the interview.
The interview was yesterday and I gave a good presentation but didn't answer all the questions as well as I could have and didn't expand enough on my ideas. I'm suremy passion came through and I do feel that they liked me, there was smiles and got them laughing a few times.. However, the managerial role wasn't even discussed and at the end the director commented that the standard of applicant was very high, that they had to turn down good candidates for interview even and that everyone they'd met so far had been excellent . He said it was going to be as very difficult decision and I'd know by Friday (tomorrow) or Monday If they need to think on it more.
There are three positions going, two project officers and a managerial tole, they have been interviewing for three days and now that I've had my chance I'm full of doubt and dread.
I have never wanted a job the way I want this one, I feel like it was made for me and everything in my life has lead up to this possibility. If I do get this job, it's going to feel like winning the lottery. I'm trying to keep a calm head but I'm worried how to move on if I don't get it. I've already started looking around to see if I could find something even vaguely similar but this seems like a unique position.
Tldr, If I don't get the job of my dreams and have to accept being stuck in my current job for the foreseeable future, what are mindsets I can adopt to not become disheartened and demoralised?