Recently, I went to an interview for a really good position and after waiting for almost a month for an answer, I got a letter on the mail yesterday saying that I did not get the position. This was my dream job and I was pretty sure that I was going to get it. I really do not know what happened, but I feel super bad now. I had told some of my friends and my parents that I was sure I was going to get it and they were all happy for me. Now, I feel like I let them down. I would like to know why I was not selected for the position because if it was because I said something during the interview that was wrong or inappropriate, I would like to know so I can get the chance to fix it. Should I contact the interviewer and schedule a meeting with him to talk about this issue?
You should not feel like you let anyone down. Unfortunately, these kind of things happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. The truth is that you took a chance by applying and by going to the interview and that is okay. The fact that you did not get the job has nothing to do with who you are as a person. It just means that in your interviewers’ eyes, you were not the right person for the position, and that is completely fine. I know it sucks, especially knowing that getting this job was something that you really wanted to do. But, that does not mean you were not a good candidate. My suggestion for you is not to allow this experience to dictate what you are going to do with your life. You need to keep tying until you get the job of your dreams. Do not stop trying. If you really want to know why you did not get the job, you can contact the company and see if they are willing to tell you why they thought you were not the right candidate for the position. Unfortunately, some companies will never tell you why they did not hire you but you can try and see if this particular company will do it. The important part here is not to allow this experience to prevent you from moving forward. Keep trying until you succeed. That, my friend, is what life is all about.
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