September Loser Update  

New2Midlo 52M  
765 posts
9/4/2021 5:52 pm

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September Loser Update

Another month has passed in the jobless loser saga. At the moment, I'm hopeful, bordering on optimistic, about at least the jobless portion changing. I have three active opportunities going with the company that really wants to hire me. Also, yesterday I rocked through two and a half hours of video interviews with another company that's well known as one of the best places to work in the industry. Without the intention of doing so, I went full on politician in the process. An interviewer would ask for an example of XYX happened and how I handled it. There were a number of instances where I didn't really have what they were after, so I substituted a distantly similar experience where I looked like a complete stud. Everyone bought that part of the act. Edit - I completely forgot to mention a comment made by the division VP, which was 'why have we not talked to you sooner?'

What's the likelihood of my receiving an offer next week? I refuse to answer that question but I will share the following. There's literally no one more qualified for this role than myself. Sure, I have gobs of industry and marketing experience, but here's the kicker - I'd managed and grown the shit out of the same portfolio at this company's largest competitor for several years. Somehow, I still had the relevant sample kit from previous employer (maybe I'm a selective hoarder) and you're damned right I threw that thing up at the camera with everyone I met virtually. Marketing.

The HR person promised they'd reach out early next week. Any optimism I may have possessed at one time has long since been crushed by reality, but I'm pretty hopeful on this one. Fingers crossed, . It's that hope that has me feeling a bit less like shit at the moment, so I'm soaking it up.

Circling back to another job in the area I was beyond qualified for, but didn't receive an offer (and was pissed / bummed about), I discovered it's still open. This came from a conversation I had with one of the major head hunters in my industry. Apparently, the company I interviewed with had modified their requirements at some point. They decided they didn't want to pay to relocate anyone, wouldn't pay more than a hundred k, and required very specific<b> skills </font></b>and background. I said yeah, good luck with that, the cheap bastards. He responded that he wasn't putting much effort into that loser. He also made a comment about my most recent employer that provided me with a bit of validation. Direct quote: That place has been circling the drain for years. During the call, he also indicated he'd keep my resume on his desk because I should be easy to place.

New2Midlo 52M  
1065 posts
9/4/2021 5:53 pm

Would you like a copy of my resume to circulate among your wealthy and powerful friends?

jajo696 67F
4177 posts
9/5/2021 3:43 am

~ Wishing you well~

New2Midlo replies on 9/5/2021 5:49 pm:
Thanks jajo. Your well wishes are appreciated.

lindoboy100 59M  
23968 posts
9/5/2021 9:50 am

Good luck McMid......the employment market in all areas is a minefield at the moment.

New2Midlo replies on 9/5/2021 5:48 pm:
Thanks my friend across the pond. Actually, the job market's pretty good here. My remaining unemployed is more of a function of my being incredibly selective about who I'll work for (hoping they'll be my last employer) than lack of jobs out there.

New2Midlo 52M  
1065 posts
9/5/2021 5:46 pm

Damn, I think I accidentally deleted a response. It really was an accident and I apologize to the writer.

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