At least I can claim I have good intuition and can read a situation and people.
They called me this morning to say they were very sorry, the guy I met yesterday did not think I was the right person for the role. He had concerns about how much I had moved around and had a sense that I lacked direction…
My sponsor/contact seemed genuinely put out. We had got on really well and gotten to know each other as this THREE MONTH application process went on.
The irony? I had never applied to this place – they had headhunted me two years ago, still had my details on file and called me again 3-4 months ago, which is how the situation arose. In some ways that makes it worse, of course!!!
I don’t feel all that bad about it. A career is not simply down to fate – but I do feel that it wasn’t meant to be if this guy and I had no chemistry (which we didn’t) and he would have been a major reporting line for the role. My biggest regret is that I was not pursuing other things more strongly over the last three months. The main reason for this is that I had never, ever thought it would take this long.
Onward and upward.