Right now I feel like I could I just explode with frustration.
I got yet another rejection letter in the mail for a job I felt I had a very good chance of getting. I'm getting to the point where I've accumulated so many of them that you'd think it would no longer phase me. But this one in particular is upsetting because its from a place I used to work for and its the exact same job I once did. Yeah, its only a substitute teaching job to supplement my income and its not like I'd make a whole lot of extra money but every little bit helps. And getting a job offer, any offer is a boost to the self-esteem no matter how minor.
You see, I worked there a couple of years ago until they have to eliminate most of the substitutes due to budget constraints. I received an excellent performance review from that place and my colleages all had good things to say about me. So when I interviewed for the position, I thought I had an extremely good chance of landing the position. I thought the interview went well too. Where did I go wrong??????
I called the school district today to ask more details on their selection criteria and the only thing they would tell me is that other candidates had skill sets that were closer to what they were looking for. That and because I already have a part-time job, they were worried I wouldn't be available enough. Baloney. A lot of substitute teachers work part-time elsewhere. And my part time job is weekends and one or two weekdays depending on the week. So I'm available more often than not.
When I asked for specifics regarding what specific skills I should work on enhancing to make myself a more competitive candidate, they couldn't tell me nothing due to liability issues.
I'm so frustrated I'm ready to pull out my hair. This afternoon I've cried my eyes out and now I got a headache from crying so much. Life just sucks.