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A wave of nervousness hit as I opened up my email to read whether or not I got the Executive Assistant position I interviewed for yesterday.  Then, depression hit as I read it.  Here’s what kind of hit me the hardest reading it:

“While I was impressed with your background and experience, I have concluded that another candidate’s qualifications more closely match the requirements for this position.  I sincerely regret that I cannot offer you employment with this organization at this time.”

Okay, I get it.  Maybe you needed someone else who had less experience than I had.  I was only an office assistant for 3 years at a job where I did the same exact stuff that was in this job description.  But I guess with my Bachelor’s degree, maybe I have too much experience.  Or maybe it’s because I have kids.  I know that legally they aren’t allowed to ask whether you are married or have kids or not, right?

Seems every time I go in for an interview I get asked those questions.  Not much on my background, but mostly on my personal life.  This, to me, seems wrong.

I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am today and all I have to show for it is doing a seasonal job.  This is the only place that will hire me (other than fast food, and I do not want to go back there).  I pushed my way through college with pregnancy and an infant with a full time job.  I’ve done everything in my power to get where I am today, and I can’t get a job doing what I went to school for:  To be an accountant.

Is it so hard to want something better for myself and my family?  In this small town, I guess it is.

So, that was my last job search.  The last time I hand out my resume for something that seems promising for me.  The last time I go to an interview feeling like I got the job only to be told I don’t have the experience they need, or they found someone better, or whatever else excuse they come up with.  Their loss, not mine.  I will just stay at home with my kids from now on until they get into school and maybe, just maybe, I’ll look into getting a job then.

Goodbye for now.