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Rejected for the job

“Although we all thought you were great, unfortunately your application has not been successful, as we have chosen to go with another candidate with significantly more experience with social media and community marketing.”

Bang! That closed the door. Darn, I had been so close. Oh well, at least I know that it is possible to get an interview and possibly a job at the end. So I wrote back an e-mail, congratulating them on finding the right person for the job and expressed my sadness, as I had really liked the product, the company and the people working there. And if it would not work out with the other person they could still contact me. For now I am back to the part time job search.

Minutes later my phone rang. It was Ryan, who did the interview. That was weird, what could he have to add? It had been a very clear e-mail. Or would that be another one of the nice qualities of the Australian. To add something personal? They had tried calling me before they sent me the e-mail, but my sound was turned off, so I missed that call.

Ryan told me that they had to go for the person with the experience, but they still thought I would be a great fit for the team. Where was this going? He asked me how much experience I have with administration. Not really that much, but I do have a thing with numbers. They could use a casual Office Assistant for one to two days a week, working during school hours. Would I be interested?

Does the pope live in Rome? YES, that sounded like a great opportunity! It might not be my dream job, but it is my first job in Australia and with the possibility of working during school hours, I do not mind starting something completely different.

It is a start and who knows where it will lead? I have heard from a friend that she started cleaning when she could not find a job. This led her to doing her bosses job when she was on maternity leave and that lead to her current job. Although my new ‘bosses’ are past the maternity leave age, unless there is also a grandparent maternity leave.

I did find a job!

As of next week lots of new adventures will start: Kai starts his new school, Oliver is flying to Brisbane for a possible new project and I will be going to work.


Mother, wife, explorer and loving the outdoors. We recently moved to Australia, so lots to explore here. We are keeping a blog about our experiences of moving and living on a different continent as a family.

9 thoughts on “Rejected for the job

  1. Willemijn, van harte gefeliciteerd met je eerste job down under! En wie weet wat de toekomst brengt! Heel veel succes gewenst! Jan en Marijke

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  2. kleine opmerking… de paus woont niet in Rome maar in Vaticaanstad… maar dat terzijde. Van harte met je nieuwe baan!!!! Of moet ik zeggen met je baan!!! Maak er wat moois van en zoals je al schreef, je weet nooit hoe een koe een haas vangt!
    groetjes Suzan

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  3. Congratulations to you. It might not have been the job you applied for but they were obviously impressed with you. And now you have a foot in the door, so to speak. That’s great. Enjoy! 🙂

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