Feeling down about not getting a job…

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

TGold: Ok, so you’re missing some critical information here. As it stands, I don’t think you should reach out directly to the organization that chose someone else — it’s not appropriate and won’t gain you much. There’s a reason they are going through the fellowship process.

1. How long is the fellowship for? i.e. how long are you committed to getting a placement through them?

2. If the fellowship pays more than most jobs you’re qualified for, what’s the financial issue? You’re still getting paid since you got the fellowship.

3. If you don’t get a placement, how does that prevent you from getting another job? 

4. What do you have to lose by interviewing outside of the fellowship? Just because you get an offer doesn’t mean you have to take it. And if you get another offer, you have options. 

My FI had an awesome job he had just started — great brand name in his industry, awesome benefits, the whole nine yards. He got into a conversation with another company and ended up getting an offer. They held his offer for months because he wanted fulfill his obligation to his first company. Once he accomplished what he set out to do, he was able to make the switch without burning any bridges. It worked out well for both organizations and for his career. 

Just something to consider. 

 

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