When you apply for a job you really know you can do and dont get it.
I'm really upset.
I applied for two jobs at my own workplace.
I just had a feedback session.
didn't get either.
there were 170 applicants.
Well the interviewer said
Mine was the most outstanding and best written application.
I answered all questions at the interview extremely well except this one.
"give us a recent example of when you have received excellent customer service"
I said I had recently been Christmas shopping, my daughter had asked for a book, "The pursuit of love" by Nancy Mitford.
I went to a small owner operated book store. the sales person said they had had it but the last copy was gone.
She said she could order it, but it wouldn't be in for Christmas (this was on the 22nd dec)
She asked me if she had read two other books (The Sun King and Madam de Pompadour) by the same author. I said no, but I had read them and they would be an excellent alternative.
She gift wrapped them beautifully (free) .
Lovely helpful service i would have thought.
Well the interviewer said that I put my own needs ahead of my daughters wishes
And my brand new frock and was not professional enough for an interview.
It was 30 degrees C plus and most of our customer service staff were in sun frocks or shorts.
And the male interviewer was wearing a short sleeved open necked blue and green checked shirt at the interveiw
(I did point out that in a Library in a less "out there" demographic, I would have worn a suit.)
I really wanted that job