I am sad today.
Since I’ve moved to Tallahassee three months ago, I have made it to the “final round” of interviews for three mid-level Communication Specialist, Communication Coordinator, and Marketing Coordinator jobs. Each time, I have been called in for a second (or third) interview with the President/CEO. Each time, it has come down to 2-3 people, and they each told me at that final interview,
“First of all, Congratulations for making it this far!” (…before going on about the number of qualified applicants and how much it means to be called in for another interview.)
Each time, I have come home feeling confident and excited, and each time I have received a follow-up phone call telling me that, unfortunately,
“We’ve decided to offer the job to another candidate.”