A phenomenon I’ve heard of before has just happened to me. A PFO email I received today said
Unfortunately it appears that you are a little too experienced for this role…
Duh, doesn’t that mean I am far and away good enough to do this job and so am an excellent candidate? Why are they annoying me and depriving themselves the chance of hiring someone who is very good at what they want? They’ve shot themselves in the foot and me in the, well, somewhere else with the same bullet. The only good thing I can see about this PFO is that they emailed it, thus avoiding delay and dead trees.
Still, other prospects are arising so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. Also, compared to some things that dear friends are going through right now, I have nothing to complain about.