I found a advertisement for a job opening that sounded perfect for me. I emailed my resume and the next day received a response and a questionnaire. I completed the questionnaire and emailed it back.
I received another response saying they would like to have a phone interview. Great! The next day I had the phone interview, which I think went well and I felt like I had a good connection with the interviewer. At the end of the phone interview she mentioned that if they want to move forward I would receive an email for a face-to-face interview.
Yes the next day I received an invitation to meet with the woman I spoke with and the employer. I went to the interview dressed for success, resume and references in hand, and ready to meet with the employer.
I thought the interview went well. I had a good connection with both the interviewer and the employer. My experience matched those required and I had industry background. All sounded perfect! They said they would let me know that evening or Monday at the latest.
I kept checking my emails hoping that this job would be offered to me and I could get back to a regular working routine with good pay. The evening came and I still had not seen an email from the employer. I checked one more time hoping this employer would be the one that would hire me.
Received the email that night which was the basic “thank you but no thank you”. I was a “quality candidate and it was a difficult decision”. Right!?! Again I had jumped through hoops and made it all the way to the interview and did not get an offer.
Disappointment in hand, I feel my confidence slip. I am tired of interviewing and being rejected. Is it age discrimination? I keep up with the latest technology, software. I do tutorials online and keep trying to update my skills and abilities.
I am trying to keep a stiff upper lip and go back to the drawing board. I am working on my own business while seeking full time work and working a part-time job. The routine is stressful and not recommended.