Tuesday, September 12, 2006


A few years ago I applied for a position. Although it wasn't with the division I've worked in these past ten years, it was the type of job that was the next logical step on the career ladder in my profession. I made the final cut and had lots of great interviews, but they ended up bringing in an outsider.

It happens. And truth to tell, his qualifications were better than mine.

But now he's moved on and much to my surprise, the people who interviewed me last time called me and invited me to apply again!

Now, I'm not vain enough to think that they didn't call anyone else or that I wouldn't once again lose out to someone with superior qualifications. In fact, if someone else is the better candidate, I would hope they would get the job. My sense of fair play would be offended, otherwise.

But... how totally cool that they remembered me and asked me to toss my hat in the ring!

It's nice to be thought well of. Lots of warm fuzzies here today!


Bolder said...

that's totally cool.

my best job opps have been when i am approached. i've been opportunistic to a fault.

Jill said...

AWESOME!! What a wonderful feeling to get asked.

LauraHinNJ said...

Hope they'll see you're the best candidate!

Fingers crossed for you if this is a promotion you want!

Leslie said...

Maybe some employers really do mean it after all when they say they'll keep our resumes on file.

Cool and good for you! Good luck.