I'm not writing this post to brag or to make you feel bad. Just to let you know that we all have job-search related struggles.
It's not like I am avidly looking for a new job. But I don't want to work in the same place for the rest of my life. So once in a while I check some job platforms. So the other day when I saw that I big company was look to hire someone with my set of skills, I sent my CV.
Today I received a call. I couldn't answer because I was in a meeting but I called back 10 minutes later. A lady answered and I said my name and that I had a missed call from that number. She answered "oh yes, I called you to schedule an interview but now that's off the table. I'm sorry".
Of course I immediately asked why and she told me that she saw my CV in more detail, that she saw all the places where I've studied and lived and all my great qualifications and that she would prefer giving the job to some less qualified, maybe unemployed, or as she putted it : "that has had less opportunities".
WTF. I was shocked I didn't even knew what to answer.
It would be ok if they don't want to hire me but changing their mind about even interviewing me! It's insane.
I understand that having a good CV -- and being employed -- implies that I'm hoping to, I don't know, get more money or whatever. But that's not the case. I've said here on the blog many times that in my current place of work I feel like that the work load is not evenly distributed, and that I end up doing a lot more then I'm supposed to. That's why I was considering to change jobs.
What I don't understand is why they don't even want to meet with me.