So, I have been in transition for almost a year due to personal matters. Been searching for a fitting opportunity in EdTech for a while, now. Have had a few interviews, connections, etc. Just went through a 5 step interview process with a company, which I thought was going REALLY well, just to be informed (kindly) that they moved forward with another finalist. WHAT?!? This was almost 1 month's worth of interviewing, mentally prepping myself for video conferences, creating presentations out of thin air with 'made up data provided'...just to be told I didn't get the job....?!?
I understand sometimes there just might be a better, more qualified person--there always is, but out of common courtesy, shouldn't they have let me know that I wasn't the only finalist? From their emails, this is exactly how it was stated, that I was the finalist and they're excited to move forward to the next steps with me. Then I get an email indicating, 'after careful consideration'...and you get the rest.
Again, I get it, I respect their decision but I just feel like this was a huge blow to my confidence and a slap in the face.
I guess I'm seeking advice on how to move forward after numerous attempts, sending in resumes, getting interviewed, then rejected (multiple times). I know these are unprecedented times, but it doesn't make the process any easier on landing an opportunity. I'm still looking, but I was just truly upset and disheartened. I'm discouraged and don't want to keep spiraling downwards because it's only going to prolong my journey.
I'm open to any words of wisdom and encouragement.
Thank you for reading this! :)