Life Lessons: The Job That Didn’t Pan Out & What It Taught Me by Felicia Brantner

Career Opinion
5 years ago

Life Lessons: The Job That Didn’t Pan Out & What It Taught Me

I went through three stages of interviews. Almost three weeks of time spent in anxiety and wait all just to receive bad news:

I didn’t get the job.

I’m a stay-at home-mom. I wasn’t looking for this. It fell in my lap. But somehow after three interviews and weeks of anxious waiting with positive feedback at every turn, they needed more experience, even though they had my resume from day one.

The real deal breaker was the size of workload I would be expected to take on. Despite the fact that I offered very intuitive, advantageous skills, they just couldn’t approve without that. I understand their decision, but I am disappointed especially after I had such positive feedback over such a considerable period of time. But bearing that all in mind, I seriously feel renewed! I had a “soul shake” here! I realized I am ready to do something more with my abilities and I feel like this is coming soon for me.

I am hopeful. I just updated all employment pages online with my current resume and I feel like a tiger! I truly believe that disappointment can lead to other opportunities if you harness the energy in the right way!

Go get ‘em, girls!

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This "let down" happened for a reason my friend. Maybe this was the shake up needed to help you find what is really out there waiting! It will happen exactly when it is supposed to! Love this tip and I can't wait to read more from you- you know that I know that you need to share more! ;)
Elisa Schmitz
What a wonderful perspective, Felicia Brantner ! All that prep and all those discussions, ending not the way you thought - has to be disappointing. But a door has been opened to find exactly the right fit for you, and that is truly exciting. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you! And, for you to share your journey with us! Welcome to 30Seconds. Very excited to learn and grow with you! 😀
Jessica Acree
I LOVE THIS.... the SAME thing happened to me (still searching) but it really lit a fire in me to challenge myself and BELIEVE that new opportunity awaits when the right door opens. It sure is terrifying and invigorating to put yourself out there! Girl... we need to connect, lol :)
Meredith Schneider
What an awesome attitude to have. I'm a firm believer everything happens for a reason, good and bad. The important thing is to keep your head held high and see what is behind the next door. Welcome Felicia Brantner! Look forward to reading more of your #30Seconds tips. You are not alone here. :-)
Ann Marie Patitucci
What a great lesson here, Felicia Brantner ! Thanks for sharing it with us. Welcome to our community of writers!
Cynthia Miller
Really appreciate this post. It's brave. You are aggravated and I would be too. You have a right to be. Yet you are really making a decision to frame this in a positive way. Using that cognitive part of your mind to say OK emotions, this is how we're going to tackle it. Life is full of so many disappointments, I really appreciate this post.

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