Sunday, 31 May 2009

Not quite the result I hoped for...

This has been a very busy week for me, hence that I've stayed away from the blog for the last ten days (and can only post very briefly now as I'll have to be in bed soon). I haven't even been home very much - enjoyed the long weekend by the beach in sunny Cornwall, then spent the rest of the week meeting recruitment consultants, having a job interview and then having a sleepover at one of my female friend's apartments, which was quite fun (and of course, good for doing something different).

Unfortunately, I didn't get the job I mentioned in the previous post that I got the interview for. The feedback was that they liked me and thought I interviewed well, unfortunately for me another candidate had slightly more relevant experience. To say I was gutted was an understatement. So gutted that I didn't even want to post anything for the last few days, though fear not - I feel fine about it now. Rejection happens to all of us at some point. I suppose one positive thing I can take away from it is that my interview technique is good - now to actually get more job interviews.

On another subject, tomorrow I will be starting a fortnight of unpaid work experience on a national broadsheet newspaper (as mentioned in a previous post) and that should be good - very different to my previous accountancy roles though. I've been looking forward to it for months so I'm still quite excited, and have been trying to focus on that rather than the job rejection.

In the meantime, though, I guess I'll keep trying on the job front. Hopefully I'll be back later this week to tell you about the work experience role.
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  1. I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but cheer up, maybe you're meant for something bigger and better! Just keep your hopes up! Btw, it's good to hear from you again. I'm glad you enjoyed your long weekend and the sleepover. Sleepover is always fun, isn't it? :)

  2. I was beginng to wonder since we hadn't heard from you in awhile, sorry the job didn't come through.
    But you do have something exciting to look forward to and that is very good. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  3. Good luck with your new work experience!

  4. enjoy the paper - those are really hard to come by!

  5. My hubby's a CA. Boring work, but it pays the bills. Now our daughter is getting into it--computerized acccounting while at home with her kids. Practical choice for her.
    Lots of luck and follow your dream.

  6. Thanks for all your support guys - sorry I've been so long in getting back to you!

    It's good to hear from you again too! And yes, sleepovers are always fun :-)

    Squirrel Queen:
    Yeah, after I didn't get the job, I thought I'd stay away for a few days to get over it. Am absolutely fine now - something else will come up, and it's not like I'm desperate to be an accountant or anything :-)

    Thank you! How have you been keeping? And how's your marathon training going?

    Thanks to you as well - and yes, journalism work experience on a national newspaper is ridiculously hard to come by, so I intend to make the most of it :-)

    Dreams Teller:
    Thank you for becoming my new follower! Yep, chartered accountancy is boring but it does pay the bills and then some. Hence that I'm not leaving it JUST yet :-) Thanks for your supportive comments as well.