Monday, July 6, 2009


As much as I kept telling myself I wasn't going to build my hopes up from my recent job interviews, a little bit of me did (ok, alot a bit.) While the job was a demotion from my previous position, it was still a job and in my field. I also really liked the firm and could have seen myself there. I got the call today that thanked me for my time but they decided to go with a recent graduate as they thought I as over-qualified to be just an assistant (while true, I am very good at being a right-hand woman & when you look for 6 months unsuccessfully, being over qualified doesn't matter to you quite as much.) She was very nice about it and if I were in her shoes I would have probably gone the same route. She told me she has plans to grow the firm to have more designers and I'd be the first person she called if/when that time came. Still, I'm a little bummed. I think I need a plan B. I'm open for suggestions. Anyone?

I feel alot better after writing the above post. Sometimes you just need to get things out I suppose. I know deep down the right thing will show itself when the timing is right, I just have to be patient.


Lauren said...

I am so sorry to hear that you didn't get the job. I am saying a prayer for you that the right job will come along.

Rachel Ann said...

I'm sorry. That's tough news to hear. I know it doesn't make you feel better, but you should know it's tough news to give out too. Every time I have to make that call I feel terrible.

The right thing will come along.

Happy Dash said...

The right thing will come - patience is difficult. I've been told that numerous times over the past year or so, I want to tell the employer that if I was overqualified I wouldn't be applying because I would have a job I was qualified for. Keep your head up and I am sure a new opportunity will come around soon!

QueenBeeSwain said...

okay- I am glad that you got that off your chest- sometimes we just have to admit/say this stuff aloud to move on.

pick up 20 something, 20 anything by christina hessler- am reading it now in bits and spurts and I think it is helping tremendously.

praying hoping and dreaming big for you!


Lis said...

Oh sweetie I am so terribly sorry!!

Clearly I haven't been 100% on the job hunting game because of my health issues - but I'm also really not seeing much (lets be honest, anything) out there at all)!!

I will be sending great new job prayers and thoughts your way!!!

Lisa said...

Oh bummer :-(

Just wait, wouldn't it be fantastic if two weeks from now her firm is busting at the seems and you're her first call? :-)

boo.mama said...

It is hard to be patient right now, I know. An opportunity is just waiting for you!

Sending good thoughts your way!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Ugh, sorry to hear that. Fingers crossed for ya that you find something perfect and soon.

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is disappointing news! I'm glad you have your blog to use as an outlet. Good luck with the job hunt and keep us updated!

Lucky in Love said...

So sorry to hear that!

A couple years ago when we moved to Cleveland...I had such a hard time finding a job. I have my Masters so anything entry level they thought I would want to advance too quickly or want too much money...and everything else I needed to have experience. Um, how can I gain experience if no one will hire me??


Stick with it! Something will come up...I just know it!

Tasha said...

That sucks about the job. I'm so sorry it didn't work out! The perfect job for you is out there! This is random, but how about some sort of retail management position with someone like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware? Even though it's not exactly your field, it might open new doors for you? Good luck with the search!

Anonymous said...

Oh rats Miss BITC, I am sorry this wasn't 'the one,' even if only for awhile. Please know how many of us are pulling for you, and keeping you in our prayers.

And you know what? I bet it *did* feel great to post this, good for you! (Do you know how helpful it is for so many to read this and know they are not alone in this particular struggle?)

Hugs and smile at you,

L said...

I am so sorry! How incredibly disappointing. Keep on searching, and in the meantime make sure to enjoy your time off. Things like this happen for some reason, even if we don't know what it is just yet. I completely understand your frustration and what you're going through.
I think at some point you mentioned starting your own business? It also sounds like you have a talent for rehabbing furniture - maybe you could do something like that on the side in the meantime (rehabbing and selling) for a little extra money?

Marfa said...

Don't you just hate it when they tell you that they think you're overqualified? It makes me feel like sayin: Yes, but I'm "undermonified" so I'll take the position anyways!

Kassie said...

I just found your blog and have been reading through your past posts! I'm glad I found this one. I'm in a bit of the same boat. I'm about to finish my Masters, and have that and about a year and a half experience. But, I can't get entry level, since they say I'm overqualified (I'll take it, I'll take it!) and anything higher says no. Good luck on your own job hunt!