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Old 03-19-07, 05:45 PM   #1
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I'm soo bummed :(

As most of you know I have been on the hunt for a new job for the last couple months. I've been on well quite a few interviews and some of those interviews developing to second interviews. On Friday I had a second interview with two attorneys. I thought I had this job in the bag. The first interview went sooo well with the chief operating manager and the managing attorney I just was super excited. On the second interview the two attorneys I would have been working under were not as friendly and pretty dry to say the least. It was weird???

Well I found out today that they decided that they didn't want to hire they say "anyone at this time". This is the second time I've heard this on the job hunt.

What does this mean, does it mean we don't like you, but instead of telling you that we're just going to say well we decided that we're not going to hire anyone at this time??

I'm just really bummed. I've been a paralegal for 5 years and I'm just frustrated.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:50 PM   #2
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My brother is looking for a job right now too. He was supposed to have an interview with a company last week, but a few days beforehand, they called him and told them they couldn't hire anyone at the moment. Pretty stupid...

Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:55 PM   #3
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It's hard to know what they are thinking Snowy, but employers are being VERY picky these days. You are probably better off not working for them, they sound like they wouldn't be fun to work for. Keep looking, you'll know when there is a match, and so will they, it's not you, it's them. Keep looking, or look for a way to stay where you are that makes it better.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:18 PM   #4
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yeah, snowy.. it kind of is the polite way to say, we understand you put in energy and thoughts into this andhad your hopes up, but we changed our mind.
keep in mind, it's not you. It's them, they are a bunch of jerks!!!!!!!
it's OK, it wasnt meant to be and who wants to work with ice cold people anyway?
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Old 03-19-07, 06:26 PM   #5
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So sorry to hear that, snowy! It's hard to know exactly what they're thinking: I got that answer twice during my job search last year. I later found out that in one case this meant exactly what they said -- they decided that they weren't going to hire anyone for various internal reasons. In the other case, it was because someone very senior had a friend whose son/daughter was looking for a job, and it went to him/her instead. Either way, it was very frustrating.

Eventually I got a much better job at another company, and I'm sure that given the amount of effort you're obviously putting into this search, the same will happen to you. Good luck, snowy! I'm sure things will work out in the end.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:31 PM   #6
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Perseverance. It pays off. I know it sucks, but you can't throw up your hands and quit. You deserve a better job, so don't stop until you have one
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Old 03-19-07, 06:32 PM   #7
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Good luck, Snowy. Anyone who can handle the responsibilities of mod on these boards can do just about anything. Getting a job is a numbers game. As someone once said, the diary of any job search goes something like this: No, no, no, no, no, no, yes. Keep applying and you'll get to yes and whoever gets you will be darn lucky.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:35 PM   #8
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Oh snowy, I'm so sorry. Job hunting is rough. Just keep at it. I'll be prayin for you.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:36 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if you want to work for an employer that gives you this kind of wishy washy answer. Sounds like they either can't make up their mind whether they want to hire someone or they don't have the guts to come out and simply tell you that you were not the right candidate. BTW, I doubt the last point applies to you. Also, for lawyers these guys are very poor communicators / interviewers. The main objective of an interviewer is to make someone as comfortable as possible which leads to better communications between the interviewer and the interviewee (sp?). I have a feeling that you dodged a bullet by not getting this job. I know this is probably sounding a bit old to you now, however hang in there. There is a great job waiting for your out there. It's just a matter of time.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:38 PM   #10
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Snowy, it's likely they are a little concerned about the economy right now, housing starts are down and the Big 3 Automakers are in trouble. Always a bad sign for a wonky period coming up.
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As most of you know I have been on the hunt for a new job for the last couple months. I've been on well quite a few interviews and some of those interviews developing to second interviews. On Friday I had a second interview with two attorneys. I thought I had this job in the bag. The first interview went sooo well with the chief operating manager and the managing attorney I just was super excited. On the second interview the two attorneys I would have been working under were not as friendly and pretty dry to say the least. It was weird???

Well I found out today that they decided that they didn't want to hire they say "anyone at this time". This is the second time I've heard this on the job hunt.

What does this mean, does it mean we don't like you, but instead of telling you that we're just going to say well we decided that we're not going to hire anyone at this time??

I'm just really bummed. I've been a paralegal for 5 years and I'm just frustrated.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:38 PM   #11
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hang in there the one that is meant to be is waiting you will get there
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Old 03-19-07, 08:32 PM   #12
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You don't want to work for them anyway. They suck eggs and are dirtier than dirt. That make you feel better?
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Old 03-19-07, 08:36 PM   #13
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I have heard other managers use that line, and it's not for real. It's a disingenuous cop-out because they can't bring themselves to be honest and say "We're sorry, but we've decided to offer the position to another applicant." Short, sweet, too-the-point, respectful of your maturity, and uhhh.. honest! What a concept. How hard can it be to say that? Oh well. Keep tryin' Snowy- obviously this wasn't the right gig for you but it will happen.
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The right job will come along, Snowy. Hang in there.
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Keep your chin up, Snowy. Finding the right job is like finding the right mate or companion - you go through a lot of frogs before one turns out to be a prince...and it usually happens when you least expect it. You are smart and talented, it's just a matter of time before one of them frogs pans out.
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Thanks everyone, just means that I will concentrate on school right now.
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Snowy, I know its hard to be doing to job change thing. I hate it. It does sound like it is for the best that they "arn't hiring at this time". Going to school can be great.

Networking is important.
I've heard of a CFO who's wife got him a job while getting her nails done in the saloon of an exclusive country club in SW PA.
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What chipcom said.

From what I can tell, hirers often act without rhyme or reason, so you shouldn't take "rejection" personally.
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Actually it sounds like they're either thinking of firing someone or just testing the job market out. Some places will run interviews just to see what talent is available in case someone starts giving them trouble even if there's not quite a spot.

That sucks, keep on plugging!
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Sorry to hear it Snowy. Keep trying, you'll find something soon.
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One does take it personally but as the others have said it is not you.
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As someone who's been laid off twice for extended periods, I know what you're going through. It's tough but hang in there. Something will land for you eventually.
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As most of you know I have been on the hunt for a new job for the last couple months. I've been on well quite a few interviews and some of those interviews developing to second interviews. On Friday I had a second interview with two attorneys. I thought I had this job in the bag. The first interview went sooo well with the chief operating manager and the managing attorney I just was super excited. On the second interview the two attorneys I would have been working under were not as friendly and pretty dry to say the least. It was weird???

Well I found out today that they decided that they didn't want to hire they say "anyone at this time". This is the second time I've heard this on the job hunt.

What does this mean, does it mean we don't like you, but instead of telling you that we're just going to say well we decided that we're not going to hire anyone at this time??

I'm just really bummed. I've been a paralegal for 5 years and I'm just frustrated.
Don't feel bad Snowy...I've been "mildly" looking for a switch for about 3 years. I've had tons of interviews that I thought went really well. Ones that I know I nailed every question asked.....then get the "we didn't feel you were a right fit" or worse, just not getting called back at all (not even a rejection).

I've learned to take it all with a grain of salt now....don't sweat it.
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