Do you ever have news you really want to share with the entire world but your not really officially allowed to discuss it with the people you want to discuss it with because it's not supposed to be known yet? Well, I do!!!! Seriously, it's killing me so I hope it's okay to let it out here.
I've been trying for about ... 4 years to get a specific promotion. I've always had the opinion that this job was perfect for me and that I had the tools needed to do the job not just properly, but to excel at it. But I was told time and time again that I either didn't interview well, I wasn't qualified, someone more qualified was chosen, etc etc etc. I literally spent years trying to find the right way to interview. I tried the honest approach, I tried the bullshit approach, I tried the I don't give a fuck approach... lol I'm exaggerating a little but my point is I tried everything I could to prove to these people that they wanted me.
A position came up right before my maternity leave but I passed on it because while not illegal, I found it unethical to apply for a job knowing I would be out for 6-8 weeks immediately after taking it
. I was asked by two people in authority why I didn't apply this time around and so they were obviously curious about me right?
So shortly after I get back from maternity leave the position opens up again. I apply, and do my best interview to date... and they selected two people other than myself. Again, I was told that I didn't interview well. I've literally beat myself up wondering what was so wrong with me when I knew I could do the job well!!! I contemplated whether I was just on some kinda corporate black list, had pissed off the wrong person, or if my personality was really just that unlikable. This constant rejection really hurt! So, I had lost faith in my corporation and decided I was going to pursue further education
and eventually leave
Well, out of NO WHERE, today, with out applying, or interviewing I was FINALLY offered the job I had so desperately lusted after. IDK what changed their minds but I finally got it!!! I couldn't be happier, I finally feel like I'm wanted and appreciated, and also no longer unnoticed.
I really don't understand the corporate politics, why I was overlooked, or why I all of a sudden became qualified. Nothing about me has changed, my performance is the same, and I've not accomplished anything great recently. But for whatever reason they changed their minds! I do wonder why all the BS over the past few years. I guess I should just move that to the past, I've really struggled coming to work everyday to a job I felt under appreciated at; it's been all I could do to not give them the bird and quit.
There are some members here who tried to help me get this job in the past, so I wanted to also share this with those of you from ATT who had tried to prep me for my interviews. This is partially your success too
! So, if you weren't one of the ones that helped me in the past thanks for listening to my happy rant any ways!