I had not heard anything about the dream job for about a month. The last communication I had was an email from the Chair of the Search Committee who wrote in part:
You made a very positive impression on the Search Committee …I will let you know as soon as I know more.
Yesterday, I checked the status of my application on line and found this:
Ouch. I wish they would have sent me an email or something letting me know. They only interviewed six of us so it would not have been an enormous amount of work.
Mostly I am just sad. This is a great position with a wonderful organization. My professional skills and experience are a strong match for what is needed or so I thought. Plus, I just love the place. I would have been great! As much as I wanted to win the job, I really want to see this organization thrive and bloom. I hope that whoever they chose will be outstanding.
I suppose it is a good thing that our next and final HERS Institute session is on career mapping. Now that the dream job is out of reach, I need a plan B.