He offered no explanation or suggestions for what I might to do differently in the future. It was just a statement that they were going with another candidate.
At the end of the day, I guess I just wasn't the best fit. And I have no choice but to accept that. I'm holding on to my statement that I wouldn't change anything about the way I represented myself. I went though the interview questions in my head several times, and although I could change my answers, I'm not convinced anything I'd change would make me a better candidate.
I'm not going to lie, I was really bummed about this. And it's been pretty humbling because I've always been told I interview well. So, this has shaken my confidence a bit.
And then I remembered that I had told you guys about the interview, so I owed you an update as well. I didn't have it in me yesterday. Forgive me.
I feel much better today after a couple good cries and lots of words of encouragement from family and friends. This is pretty typical for me because my initial reaction to everything is always emotional, but I always get to the rational part soon after.
I'm not giving up. I never stopped applying. I have to believe that there's something else out there. I just need to find it.
Preferably before August 20th so I don't have to go back to my TA job. That would be great!
Onward and upward...