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How do you handle coming up short on your dream job after getting very, very close and crushing every interview (3+ rounds)? This one stings…

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If you crushed it, they may remember you and want to hire you later. This happened to me. I interviewed for a great in-house job, killed it in several rounds, then they called me and said they’re going with someone else. But that they may want to hire me later for a job that’s more my level (higher level stuff instead of long form). I thought, yeah right. Then a few weeks later they called me. I thought they were going to say that they’re now looking to fill another role, and would I like to apply. Nope, they offered me the job on the spot. I start Monday. I couldn’t believe it, but it does happen.

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It’s real tough. Sorry you’re going through that. Just take it a day at a time. Who knows what amazing things are in store for you next. Your value as a creative person is greater than what advertising job you hold. You will be fulfilled and you will be happy! I promise!

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It’s tough and I have to take a few days trying to distract myself and not think about it. This has happened to me a few times this year already.

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