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Another interview, and handling other rejections

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On this site’s Facebook page, I said yesterday I had a job interview. Which two of WSFAU’s fans “liked,” and one asked how I thought it went. (Now that’s the sort of fan interaction I like.)

I think it went okay. It wasn’t for my dream job — but then, I have to admit my “dream job” is rapidly changing to any job that will pay my bills, keep food on my table, and keep my Internet connection on.

I also received two more rejection letters Monday and yesterday.Ā  šŸ˜¦

However, the best idea I’ve heard lately as to what to do with rejection letters is to write the rejector a thank you letter. This supposedly works best if you were one of the top two or three candidates. That way, if their pick doesn’t take the job or quits, you’ll be next in their mind.

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Written by Joanne

November 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Welcome home?

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I am now back home from my weekend trip. I came home to:

Is it any wonder why I don’t like coming home from weekends away?

Written by Joanne

July 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Another rejection letter … with a twist

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Like every other job hunter, I’ve received plenty of rejection lettersĀ  — and postcards, e-mails, and phone calls — in my day. It’s almost to the point where I could wallpaper my bathroom with them.

If my landlord’s reading this,Ā  he can relax. I’m not really going to wallpaper my bathroom in 21st Century Employment Rejection.

Today, however, brought a new twist to the rejection letter pile.

I went to my mailbox early this afternoon and found an envelope addressed to me from an employer with which I’d interviewed nearly two weeks ago. (I’m not giving any names, for reasons which will become obvious.)

Carefully I opened the envelope, thinking, okay, it’s another rejection letter …

… and inside was a rejection letter addressed to another person.

Meaning, they sent me a letter saying someone else didn’t get the job.

I’ve called the employer to let them know, and I’m sending the letter back so they can resend it. I can’t stand the thought of some other hopeful job hunter not knowing he or she didn’t get this job because this letter was mistakenly sent to me. Even though it wasn’t my mistake.

Written by Joanne

July 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm