Will I ever get a job?

Woman (UK) - - Family Dilemmas -

Re­cently I man­aged to se­cure an in­ter­view with an or­gan­i­sa­tion I’d al­ways wanted to work for. I did lots of prepa­ra­tion be­fore­hand and was in­vited back for a sec­ond in­ter­view. But I felt one of the two women took a dis­like to me. She was abrupt and had a lack of eye con­tact. I left the in­ter­view feel­ing thor­oughly de­flated. Sure enough, later that af­ter­noon, I re­ceived an email to say, ‘we re­gret to in­form you, but on this oc­ca­sion you have been un­suc­cess­ful’. They also said I wasn’t able to con­tact them for feed­back, which would have been help­ful for any fu­ture in­ter­views that I might go on. with no fur­ther job pro­s­ects on the hori­zon, I’m won­der­ing if I will ever be em­ployed again.

Suzie says:

One swal­low does not make a spring and one in­ter­view that does not show re­sults does not mean you’re doomed for­ever. For a start, how­ever much you wanted to work for this or­gan­i­sa­tion, hasn’t it shown you it may not be a de­sir­able work­ing en­vi­ron­ment if the in­ter­viewer had poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and re­fused to give feed­back? You did ex­actly the right thing – prepa­ra­tion, plus com­mit­ment. Keep plug­ging on and you will find the com­pany that re­ally de­serves your ob­vi­ous skills sooner or later.

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