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4th-Dec-2007 12:25 pm
There was a job that I wanted. Really wanted.Wanted to build a career out of. Desperately wanted the experience from. Was sure I was qualified for, knew I could do well.

I even got darthrami to proof my cover letter and CV for it.

I didn't even get an interview.
4th-Dec-2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear that.

The same thing happened to me countless times after leaving college, and it can be pretty soul destroying. But you just have to try not to let it damage your confidence and keep plugging away.
4th-Dec-2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm going to plug away at my PhD. Money can come from CCK. Experience can come after I've graduated.

I'll be OK. Thank you.
4th-Dec-2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an excellent plan to me! :)
4th-Dec-2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
This all sounds very wise. Also, the plus side of all this is that you now have a finely-honed CV, and (hopefully adaptable?) cover letter. So it will all be that bit easier to apply next time you see something you like the look of. But for now, you're right - the PhD should come first, and your application hit-rate should go up a lot once that's in place.
4th-Dec-2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
That sucks, old thing. :(
4th-Dec-2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Urgh, that's just depressing.

4th-Dec-2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
I think it's the season for not getting jobs one wants. There's not one, but three slots open for a museum job I'd actually kill for, and yet it's only paid for ten hours per week, and no benefits. And so Selkie will not be leaving nonprofits for academia...
4th-Dec-2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
*nodnods* I've had two 'thanks but no thanks' letters in the past fortnight from jobs I'd have loved, and all the other interesting ones barely pay enough to keep me in train fare.
4th-Dec-2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Not getting jobs you really want, and especially not getting interviews, is always sucky. Ah well.

This, BTW, is a GIP. SB amended it last night.
5th-Dec-2007 06:55 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! Nice!
4th-Dec-2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs tightly*
4th-Dec-2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Ouch. That has happened a few times since college and I just keep trying to keep moving.
4th-Dec-2007 02:03 pm (UTC)

Well, shit, honey. I'm sorry it came out like that.
4th-Dec-2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Ack. I'm sorry.
4th-Dec-2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
What the hell? You had a kick-ass everything, and they didn't even INTERVIEW you???

*beats them up*
4th-Dec-2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Twits.
4th-Dec-2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that totally blows. I'm really sorry to hear about that...
4th-Dec-2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Nor did I. Have they given you any feedback?
5th-Dec-2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Oh, and you may be interested in the explainers' posts at I've seen advertised at the BM and the Science Museum.
5th-Dec-2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Nope. I can't even find out who to contact for it. Thanks for the headsup on the other jobs, though. I'll be looking at the SM.
6th-Dec-2007 12:06 am (UTC)
I'll check the intranet and see if I can find the person I talked to initially. (Besides I want some too- though I think I might know in my case.)
5th-Dec-2007 01:23 am (UTC)
*hugs, belatedly*
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