Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

bit upset....but heyho...

Dear Mr Morrison

Thank you for your recent application for the post of Regional Manager, International Office.

After carefully considering the details of all applicants, we have drawn up a shortlist for interview. I regret to advise you that unfortunately we are not able to include your name on the shortlist on this occasion, as there were other candidates whose career details matched the specification more closely than your own.

We realise that this will be very disappointing for you but hope that this will not deter you from applying for any appropriate vacancy in future.

The personal development of all our employees is important to us and we would encourage you to continue to discuss your career aspirations and personal development with your line manager on an ongoing basis and through the Employee Review process.

Thank you again for the interest you have shown in this position and keep your chin up and aspirations down xx

who are these better skilled persons/other candidates?

patience appreciated....

Good morning

Thank you for applying for the role.

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Our review process is rigorous, and the anticipated volume of applications for this position means that we will be unable to respond to everyone individually.

Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview. We will endeavour to respond to you within one week.

Your patience is appreciated.

Please manage your expectations accordingly xx

aww noo......

Dear Mr. Morrison

Vacancy Title: HR Partner (Resourcing) – Maternity Cover
Vacancy Reference: 035516

Further to your application for the above post, I regret to inform you that on this occasion you have not been successful.

I would encourage you to continue to use your account at, where you can view all jobs and request notifications of vacancies that may be of interest to you but also be of no interest.
Chin up...xxxxx

endless possibilities....when will I hear?

Thank you for registering on our website. If you have set up and activated your search profiles you will receive regular updates on all the new jobs that match your criteria.
Don't give up hope. The dark days get lighter.....xxxx

more of the same...........BIG BLAHS........

Thanks for being so patient whilst we made our decisions on the Resourcing Consultant role.
We’ve reviewed all of the applications and sadly decided not to invite you for interview.  There was some really strong competition for this role and we felt the others who have been invited for interview have skills which more closely match what we are looking for.
Whilst we understand you must be bitterly disappointed as we crush your dreams with generic application feedback we would encourage you to dust yourself down and keep trying, trying and trying. Just like a wee beastie xx

Sunday, 3 April 2016


I am in bed (it is Sunday) reading back over all my posts. Some are funny but all are tinged with job/life related angst. Ongoing theme or the 'golden thread' as I lie in bed. Still no change. I am a hunter hunting nirvana. I have to get up soon and change the duvet. That is my most immediate challenge. I have others.