I went on a group interview for a retail part time seasonal help position figuring I needed to get out of the house....and make a little money. The job was kinda far away, so I kept debating whether or not I should go...I didn't want minimum wage for something that I had to drive 30+ minutes for, but I liked the store.
This was my first group interview, and it was strange, we sat in a circle with two managers. First, we went around in a circle to introduce ourselves, giving our backgrounds in education and job positions and why we applied to work at this company. People were being very honest; a few people also just moved there, a few people were in college, a few people wanted the discount because they were redoing their house. My turn came and I said something like "Hi, I am Denise, I have an undergraduate degree in ____ and a master's degree in ____. I also just moved here and I thought I would work part time to get out of the house until I find a real job, woops, I meant a full time position....all jobs are real. Anyway, I love this store and shopped here a lot; great products and I feel calm here" We watched video clips and talked about what we learned, what surprised us, what we liked. We didn't talk about our skills or how we would be a great fit like a 'regular' interview.
So I shouldn't have been so surprised that I was rejected for the position, even though I had full, flexible availability minus one weekend before peak season.
But it was depressing...a retail store doesn't even want me?
I didn't look at or apply for any other jobs the day I got the news...and was I so upset? Like I said, it was far away. I think it was just the whole rejection thing, doesn't matter where it comes from, rejection sucks.