Did you ever have that sick to your stomach feeling because you said the wrong thing? You did not mean to say what you did but it just came out of your mouth and there was no taking it back.
I felt sure that the people I was interviewing with liked my skills, abilities and personality. I felt a connection with them until they wanted a second interview and the interview was in a coffee house near my home. I was feeling too comfortable and a little too big headed and offered some information that should not have been revealed. Or not revealed until I had the job offer.
As soon as the interview was over and they left I wanted to kick myself. I knew I had blown the opportunity. I did try to regroup and sent an email telling them how grateful I was to have the second interview and that I would prove to be perfect for the job.
The bad feeling stuck with me all through the afternoon and evening. The next day I received an email telling me that they decided on another candidate. I knew it! Again I kicked myself, however I sent an email back asking if there was something that I could have done better and I look forward to hearing back so I could improve on my interviewing skills. I heard back…a very diplomatic email saying that I did just fine however when they really thought about exactly what they needed for the business it was a skill I did not have.
Okay I am ready to start a class or tutorial on the skill that I need to brush up on. Or is that something I really want to learn? It can never hurt to learn another software program and to add it to your resume. On the other hand, I started really thinking about what they were offering and the more I think about it, the more I think I might not have been happy there. So maybe the universe wants me to go in a different direction or has something else in store for me.
I have learned from my mistake and will keep my mouth shut when I should. I have also learned that maybe it just wasn’t meant to be and I should not beat myself up about it. Time to move on and know that there is something better coming.