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wannabenormal posted 6/16/2014 17:36 PM

Hey all, I need help.

I had a phone interview today and it went well, but I am overqualified and they needed someone for a shift I can't work. The pay was also like 25% than what I make now.

Anyway she was super nice and said basically, like honestly - you would be better suited for this other position we have...unfortunately, they're not hiring for it now (it's a big company and they staff like say 5 of that particular position, kwim?) they could be and she'd like to keep my resume on file. The woman said - "WBN, you'd be so much better for that!" I didn't think she was just being nice, because really - why would she need to be? She could say - thanks but no thanks...I didn't get the interview because I knew someone, so she didn't owe me anything if that makes sense)

So I'd like to thank her - but how do you phrase that? Like - thanks for speaking with me about job X and I'm sorry it didn't work out (?!) but I really appreciate you keeping my information on hand in case job Y opens up?

I have to say - I was glad it was 'them' and not me this time! LOL! Usually I'm not enough for a job, this time I was too much. Ha ha!

Thanks in advance!

Dreamboat posted 6/16/2014 18:18 PM

How about something like

"Thank you for speaking with me about the opportunities at your company (or at Company X). I hope you will consider me for opportunities in the future."

I would send both an email and snail mail because you want her to remember you.

Meanwhile, check their job openings every week or 2. If they post anything that you seem to be qualified then send your resume directly to the person you talked to with a cover later explaining that you spoke on xx date about job xyz and although job xyz was not a good fit for your skill set you are very interested in working for Company X and hope that they will consider you for this new opening.

Sad in AZ posted 6/16/2014 20:30 PM

Definitely send an email and regular mail, thanking her for the opportunity to interview with the company and requesting that she keep you in mind if the other position opens up. Then, if you're not on Linked In, start a profile, and request that she join your network. Keep an eye on the company, and if they post other jobs (that you don't want) perhaps suggest friends or acquaintances for positions.

In other words, stay in touch. Keep you eyes and ears open. Even if the other job doesn't come through, something else may open for which you're qualified or she may have a connection with another company with opportunities for you.

wannabenormal posted 6/17/2014 23:28 PM

I sent the email and felt good about it.

Then I asked my current job for more money today. The first time I've ever done that in my life (I have always been compensated fairly until kinda recently). So I asked and the big boss made me feel like a total douchebag for asking. Wow; yay...not.

Believe it or not, I'm pretty shy and self conscious, so to gather the balls to ASK for more money was huge; then to be basically shot down was shitty.

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