After my interview at the Chamber of Commerce, the office manager informed me that I should hear from them by the middle of the following week.
So I waited. I went to visit Josh. I had my interview at Solage. I checked my phone for missed calls and G-Mail notifications every five minutes.
Wednesday arrived. Nothing.
Friday came and went. Still nothing.
Both of my parents and Josh insisted that I should call them to find out what happened.
Now here is where I should tell you a little something about myself: I hate calling people I don’t know or barely know. I get nervous and my heart beats fast, and I just avoid it and put it off as long as possible. When I actually do it, most people say that I sounded professional and everything was just fine, but I still feel clumsy and like I’m stumbling over my words.
Needless to say, I didn’t call. I wrote an email.
A couple of hours later, I already had a response.
The CEO stated that she was impressed with my social skills and enthusiasm, and knew that I would be great in any position that I found. However, they had found that another applicant was the best fit for the position.
A sense of relief washed over me in knowing the outcome, but I still wanted to cry. I knew that I would have enjoyed that position and probably would have been great at it. It was also disappointing because I had allowed myself to believe that I was a shoe-in.
It was from that point on that I knew that job-hunting was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Who knew such a letdown could be contained in two short paragraphs?