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Thread started 04/08/19 10:26am

benni

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Sucks when you don't get the job you interview for...

I recently interviewed for a job with a new company. It had a lot of great benefits (my current position doesn't offer any benefits, except the flexibility), and the pay was almost double what I'm earning now. I have the qualifications and the experience for the position, along with already knowing one of the programs they use because I've trained others on that program.

This position could have gotten me out of debt, as well as helped me to start being able to make home and car repairs, or buying a newer car. Along with the Healthcare benefits. (That is my main push at looking for a new job, but it has to pay at least what I'm making now, after they take out the cost of retirment and insurance.)

I was informed today that they went with another candidate. I did send them an email, thanking them for giving me the opportunity to interview for the position (sent one after the interview too), congratulating them on finding the best candidate, but also asking if there are areas they noted that I needed to improve during interviews to assist me in looking for another position. Doubt if I hear back from her on that last point. But luckily, I don't need another position (as I do have a good job), but I have to start finding a job that offers insurance now with the uncertainty of the ACA under Trump. I can't afford to pay out of pocket for insurance the cost they would charge me, and that's even if they would end up covering me with my pre-existing conditions.

What are some tips you all have during job interviews that you have found has helped you to get the positions you wanted?

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Reply #1 posted 04/08/19 12:15pm

EmmaMcG

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I've never had what you would consider "a proper job" so feel free to ignore me. But any time I went to auditions, I'd try to turn things around. Rather than try to convince them I was best for the role, I made out like they had to convince me to take the part. Almost like they were auditioning for me instead. It didn't always work, especially in the beginning, but I got a lot of decent jobs from doing it.
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Reply #2 posted 04/08/19 1:19pm

PennyPurple

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I wish I had the answers for you. I'm having the same problem. 31 years of being in the medical field and interviewing for jobs for the same position that I've held, I can not take another e mail of saying I'm not qualified or they went with a more qualified person. sad

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Reply #3 posted 04/09/19 5:10am

XxAxX

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maybe the reason you didn't get this job is because the Universe has better plans for you rose i think you'll find a job that's perfect. employers would be nuts not to see you are capable and talented. hang in there Benni

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Reply #4 posted 04/09/19 8:05am

poppys

benni said:

I recently interviewed for a job with a new company. It had a lot of great benefits (my current position doesn't offer any benefits, except the flexibility), and the pay was almost double what I'm earning now. I have the qualifications and the experience for the position, along with already knowing one of the programs they use because I've trained others on that program.

This position could have gotten me out of debt, as well as helped me to start being able to make home and car repairs, or buying a newer car. Along with the Healthcare benefits. (That is my main push at looking for a new job, but it has to pay at least what I'm making now, after they take out the cost of retirment and insurance.)

I was informed today that they went with another candidate. I did send them an email, thanking them for giving me the opportunity to interview for the position (sent one after the interview too), congratulating them on finding the best candidate, but also asking if there are areas they noted that I needed to improve during interviews to assist me in looking for another position. Doubt if I hear back from her on that last point. But luckily, I don't need another position (as I do have a good job), but I have to start finding a job that offers insurance now with the uncertainty of the ACA under Trump. I can't afford to pay out of pocket for insurance the cost they would charge me, and that's even if they would end up covering me with my pre-existing conditions.

What are some tips you all have during job interviews that you have found has helped you to get the positions you wanted?

hug Sometimes they already have a hire. They just interview to follow the rules.

Recently I 'knew' I wasn't going to be hired, during the interview. (I think they wanted a younger man, not a older woman, lol.) Wished I would have asked the interviewer if there was anywhere else they thought I would fit in their (large) organization.

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Reply #5 posted 04/12/19 11:57pm

PeteSilas

I stopped looking for "real" jobs, it's demeaning and too political. I watched both my parents put themselves through a lot of shit for those assholes and I just won't do it anymore. emma says she turns things around and i guess that could work, but i wouldn't do that either, i'm just not one to play games. I was trying to put a small music group together a few years ago and was paying, well, this one older man came and asked me to play, me, always being a little too accomadating and not liking to say no, did and the guy just tore it all apart and wanted to get me to take lessons from him instead. He basically talked himself out of making money, I know this, he didn't convince me that I have nothing of merit to offer. Sometimes you just wonder what people want out of situations when they act like that. At any rate, I decided that it would be awhile before I tried to work with other musicians again. In short, after seeing this yesterday, i thought of my mom, who when older and having been fired several times would put herself out there again, still trying. I got a little tearful. No advice at all, all I can say is that I don't do that to myself and have paid the price for that but I like myself.

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