In short, I didn’t get the job.
I received lots of lovely feedback that it had been very close, that I’d come across strongly, was an excellent candidate, blah, blah, but that they chose someone else. Intellectually I understand that when it comes to the crunch, a recruitment decision is as much about how you emotionally connected as it is about your background and talents.
But… that’s just it. It means they ‘liked’ someone else better, and no matter how you cut it, that hurts.
I am not crushed, I’m more disappointed. So its stand up, take another step, then another, and carry on. I have some other job opportunities on the horizon, but none excite me like this one did. Needs must though, employed I must be, and neither of them are bad jobs. Far from it.
I’m sure I’ll feel better tomorrow, but today? Bah…