The Result

The job in Chicago has decided not to move forward with me as a candidate. In other words, I did not get the job. All I can say is that this must be how it was meant to be. To be truthful, I don’t think I was cut out for the job. That is not hindsight being 20/20 either. When I went for the interview something seemed wrong. While I felt confident with most of the interview process, I never felt comfortable with the interview with the CEO. I still hoped I would get the job, but I have to remind myself of that initial feeling that something was just off. Now I just keep looking for something else. This job was just not meant to be.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

3 responses to “The Result

  • Steve Davis

    Sorry to hear the news about the job. I can totally understand feeling something not quite right, but still a disappointment for you. Like you, I’ll keep praying the right next opportunity comes your way soon! Hope you’re staying warm!

  • iameverywhere1

    I got the impression you really wanted the job so I’m suggesting don’t sell yourself short. Perhaps not having gotten a warm fuzzy feeling from the CEO was an indicator you might not have liked it there so that could be a favorable sign. Just keep at it and I’m hoping you land something you’ll really like.

  • iameverywhere1

    Also, be careful about making assumptions unless the employer told you exactly WHY they didn’t hire you it might not have had anything to do with you. On the other hand maybe use it as a teaching experience. Something else to consider is when I had to job hunt I went for interviews with companies where I didn’t want to work just to get the interview practice and critique myself or do with someone else later on.

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