“Considered Not Selected”


I had been watching and waiting for a month on a Senior Writer position with one of the Universities here in the Seattle Metroplex.  Finally, today, There is a message on my profile on their site: “Considered Not Selected”.

I could be philosophical about it and say “it wasn’t meant to be”….”there was a more qualified candidate”….”there’s a better job just ahead”…and so on.

Truth is, I’m a damn good writer, I’ve been doing this professionally for ten years and boy, did THEY miss out! Employers have the right-of-way in this day and age.  They know there are 500 people for each job that is posted, and that they’ll get PhD’s applying for menial, minimum wage jobs.  It is frustrating and agonizing.  So, I’ll keep posting on my four daily blogs, work on my Novels.  It keeps me busy, plus I enjoy them!

2 thoughts on ““Considered Not Selected”

  1. Don’t feel too bad. As you said, there are hundreds of people applying for the same positions. Even very good candidates don’t always make the cut because there are just too many applicants that are the right fit and you have to draw the line somewhere.

    I’ve been a recruiter for 10 years and this is the worst job market I’ve seen. Although, I do have to say, we don’t want to hire PhDs for menial jobs. At some point the market will turn and they obviously won’t stay.

    For the most part, we want to hire the best person for the position, who can do the job and is looking for a long-term career, not just a job while they look for something better.

    1. Thank you for replying, Toni. I’m happy blogging and working on my novels and short stories. Hopefully some publisher will come along, lol. Would be great finding advertisers and backers for the various blogs, too!

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