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to be pissed off and bit depressed not to get job rejection - even though I don't think I wanted it anyway

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Unreasonablyfedup Fri 26-Aug-11 05:10:04

Ok, so I'm probably being unreasonable. But I got notified today that I didn't get a job I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago. It's not a surprise. My skill set only fills half the criteria, I didn't do a particularly good interview, and I took an instant dislike to one of the interviewers.

On the plus side:

- I am v.pg (any day now) and getting the job would have meant leaving new DC in childcare at about 3 months. Not a disaster as DP works from home/part-time but not ideal

- I hate the place where I would have had to work (location not people)

- Money would have been ok but not great

- The job is in a massive public sector organisation and I would have had a proper boss for the first time in years. I have been kind of autonomous for last few years which suits me much better.

- DP is convinced I would have hated doing the job anyway

On the down side

- the whole process has taken over 6 months - from when the job was first mentioned to me (my would have been line manager suggested I apply) - with a load of twatting about on their part which I can't even be bothered to go into

- It's the third interview I've had which I've ballsed up.

- I've been trying to change career path and it was probably my best chance of doing that and still be able to have a reasonable income.

- I still need to get a job - or at least some money coming in.

- If I don't start using my brain soon it will cease up completely

I know this a lot of self-indulgent ranting so sorry about that - but even though I am a great believer in things working out for the best, I am fed up that I invested so much time and energy in this. And think the only viable option now with new baby will be to go back to my old career (assuming I can get a job) until it's older and childcare is more affordable.

Also, huge kicking baby bump is stopping me from getting any sleep...

Mitmoo Fri 26-Aug-11 05:21:54

It sounds like you would have hated it. Didn't like the area, the interviewer only had half the skill set. Job hunting is tough so I do sympathise.

vickibee Fri 26-Aug-11 06:37:33

I would just concentrate on the birth of you child and then re-evaluate after that. You can't realistically job hunt when you are heavily pg - your minds will be on other things. Good Luck

sunnydelight Fri 26-Aug-11 06:51:56

No matter what the law says, I think the chances of being taken on in a new job once you are clearly pregnant are pretty slim so I wouldn't take the rejection too personally. There are too many negatives anyway - have your baby, take a deep breath and start looking again when you're ready. Good luck.

mousesma Fri 26-Aug-11 07:26:09

It always hurts a bit when you don't get a job but you don't know why you were rejected. It won't be because you're rubbish and unemployable, it's just that someone better suited for whatever reason also interviewed.

I think you've had a lucky escape and it's their loss not yours smile

SuchProspects Fri 26-Aug-11 07:27:11

You would have hated the job. There are other ways to get the things you want. But rejection pretty much always stings so YANBU.

If you really think you could have done better in the last three interviews you've done it might make sense to try and get some interview coaching. But I wouldn't blame not getting the job on any one of the things you mentioned. Trying to make a career change can be awkward, especially if you are pregnant.

Good Luck.

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