Sunday, 13 May 2012

Huh, ok

[Originally posted on Working to Live, 19th April 2012]

Last Saturday (the 14th) was the cut off date for a job at a good dental practice I applied to. I really wanted to at least get an interview so for the past two weeks or so I've been waiting as patiently as I can for Saturday to roll by and await a response.

Thus far I've not heard anything. Granted it's only been a few days, who knows how many applications they received and whether they went through them as they arrived or waited until the cut off date.

I went on a job site not twenty minutes ago just to have a look at what was about and I saw an advert for the same dental practise.

It's pretty much the same advert.

Is it the same job or a second vacancy? It went up on the site on Monday.

Were none of the applications for the previous advert good enough? Why advertise twice if you've got a good selection of applicants from such a recent advert?

My heart sank a little. Surely I've got the basic skills required? I've got two of my three Hep B jabs now, I've worked as a receptionist before (which is part of the role), I'm obviously keen and willing to learn ... how am I not good enough to asked to interview at least?

I'm applying again. It's requested that applications go to someone else this time so perhaps he'll think I'm worth seeing. I've also brushed up my covering letter (or e-letter I guess as they want applications via email) so it might present me in a better light.

Closing date is next week which seems a little short compared to the last advert. But as ever it's a case of wait and see what happens next.


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