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User Topic: feel like I messed up on new job
Why??
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Default  Posted: 10:28 AM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

opportunity

I was called at work and let it go to vm and returned the call during my lunch but I wasn't expecting a screening interview. I didn't even have the job details with me since I've been applying to so many.

I guess I should have waited to call back tomorrow after going home and looking things over?


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Screening calls are so rough!

Don't lose hope. If you're a good fit for the job, they'll see that through an awkward interview.


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks, Ama

This is the 1st call since Jan. when I almost got that other job. I wish I had waited to call her back. I might have stood a chance. She said if I was considered for the next step they would call me next week. Also, not having a great day at work today. Anyone ever hear that saying about 20% of the people do 80% of the work


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I pulled up the job on my smartphone and it was one of the ones I really thought I had a shot at

I am so upset with myself. I really botched the call


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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cayc
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Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Maybe not. Keep the faith.

And maybe call back? Tell them, "you caught me off guard at work where I wasn't free to speak? And I'd like just another moment of your time to tell you why I want to work for you?"

One time there was a job I really wanted. I was given the company president's name/phone to call. I called, got voice mail, started in on my spiel and when I got to the part of "I got your name/number from ..." my mind went BLANK. For the life of me I couldn't remember the name of who referred me. I stammered and stumbled and then almost gasped in horror when I realized that ALL OF THIS WAS BEING RECORDED!

Ack. So I stopped. And then said, "I'm sorry, but I just totally lost my train of thought." And then the name came to me and I went on as if there wasn't a good minute of nonsense at the beginning of the voice mail.

And I got the call back. And I got the job. And that company president is still one of my closest business contacts/mentors.

Sometimes showing how you handle "adversity" can be the ticket.

Take heart! You haven't been aced out yet.


"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott

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♀ 18132
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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, October 17th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks, Cayc

Well, I did go to my car to call her back but I wasn't prepared for a phone interview. I didn't have the job info and thought this was the call to set up the interview. Oh, well. At least now I know that maybe calling back later after I've had time to look things over might not be a bad idea. I'll probably talk myself into calling her late next week. That's a great story about how your job search turned out


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, October 22nd (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok, I need some opinions on my follow up call to the screening interview.

She called on Wed. and said they would call people for interviews this week. Should I wait until Friday to call and see if she had any additional questions? I don't know what to do exactly as I feel like I messed up this chance and need to somehow salvage it. Any ideas?

Thanks


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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