So, just did an hour of prep for a video chat interview. Hair, make-up, business clothes, etc. Checked my Teams setup. Refreshed myself on the company and role. Got into the session and I was the only one dressed for the meeting. Not uncommon anymore but it did set the tone.
The interview was established for an hour and lasted all of 7 minutes. Nothing was wrong. Someone didn't fact check my location. They loved my background but wanted someone "local". Nothing was noted within the description that they wanted local candidates or no remote work.
Because the position is in a metropolis, the assumption was made that I lived in one of the suburbs that someone hadn't heard of. Bad assumption. I am not angry at the time invested into getting ready, but I am at a loss for words at not even being considered for the role.
I will say, since June has hit the books, opportunities are happening more. I have had more interviews now than I have over the past 2 months. For anyone looking, don't despair. Keep plugging along and stay safe.
The point to my vent is, after I am done for the day, I will still send my "Thank you" note for the time invested. It was good practice for me to prepare for a video interview. I now know that it takes me 2 hours to do all the prep work for the interview itself. Moving dogs around. Cleaning up the office space I sit in. Having tea. Making sure I don't have "pepper tooth" as my 6 year old points out on occasion.
Good luck job hunters!