Despite the fact that I’ve been a blogger for years upon years, I rarely write about what I would consider to be “woe is me” posts. True, I was feeling blue and mostly disappointed in myself. I knew that I didn’t interview effectively and I let myself down. 

What I counted on and got was support and some great pep talks from our online community and for that I’d like thank each and every one of you. My cup runneth over, merci.

I’m not letting any grass grow under my feet, so I’m already looking to the next endeavor or two and will keep you posted. In the meantime a little wine and retail therapy also helped. 

6 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. It is quite amazing that the anonymity of the internet can generate such personal and rewarding responses. Relating to unsuccessful interviews (and I have had many over the years), my reflective position is simply that not seeing my value as a future employee is clearly their loss. Of course it is also valid to say that if their perspective on business was such that I was considered a “bad fit” for their organization, then perhaps I would not have been happy there anyway. 🙂

    • That’s a great way to look at it. I feel fortunate that they said we were both strong candidates but the other had a slight edge. I’m very certain that I let some opportunities to sell myself glide by.
      As for the Internet, I’d say that our little dog blog community is tops.

      • It sounds like you are aware of your own shortcomings during the interview so you have learned and can prepare for the next one. Bonus! You’ve learned a little more about yourself! If you have not already done so, it is a good plan (and courteous) to thank them for considering you etc. etc. If the successful person does not work out for any reason, you want them to remember you! Good luck. 🙂

  2. OK. I should’ve read this post first! 🙂 That looks like the perfect solution… shoes + wine can make anything, literally ANYTHING, better! Can’t wait to hear about what’s on the horizon!

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