Bad News, Another One Bites the Dust?

Posted by Lady Mel On Monday, June 21, 2010 2 comments

Hey everyone. I miss the sound of the keyboard as I stroke the keys to create another amazing blog post. All last week I was busy with my volunteer work and I did not have the time or energy to write more blog posts.  I promise that this week I will write up to three blog posts. I have everything planned out there ahead of schedule. I should have written a blog post last week stating that I was on another mini break, but it is too late.

Anyhow, I have some rather bad news. On June 16th, I found this amazing job opportunity, the You Tube Culture and Trends Editor position on I was so excited because I love new media and was in the process of completing the online job application. Last night and I will never forget this. I was talking to my mom in the dining room about the job position and she was like "Honey, I hope you get it done. You never know whether or not the job won't be there anymore." I confidently stated that Google/You Tube usually have their jobs posted within a one-month time frame minimum and that I had plenty of time to apply. Turns out, this morning as I was searching and Google Jobs, I learned that Google/You Tube were no longer accepting job applications...... I felt a sharp pain in the back of my head from that moment on.

So here is my dilemma. I can walk away from the accident or use this opportunity to get things done. I scheduled a Wednesday phone interview with a friend of mine at the Smith College Career Development Office to review my resume and cover letter, but I might instead have him look at my resume, so it can be ready to go when the next job opportunity comes. I will try my very best to connect with a YouTube recruiter on Linkedin so that he or she could look over my job application. I am not backing away from this opportunity. I know what it feels to be unheard and I will not allow this one position slip away from me. God, I sound like someone who is eager to confess her love to her love interest. Hollywood, do not take my idea please! When you are passionate about something, you don't let a good opportunity pass you by. Otherwise, there is nothing in life worth fighting for.

I would like you to answer these questions because I need some guidance!

Were you in a similar situation beforehand? How did you handle this situation? Were there any consequences?


Johana Hill said...

I remember my first job in London. Before I got it I went through a similar phase and it was very difficult. Some of the recruiters, sometimes, wouldn't even bother updating the vacancy after hiring. And then I'd get excited and call, only to find out that I was a day too late and the position has been filled!

It's frustrating but you must keep on looking. You'll get a job. I'm sure of it. *hugs* ;p

Lady Mel said...

NOOOOO I don't believe it! ><

That job is still there. I amm verryy optimistic that I have a chance. Say it isn't so? :O

Wait, I have a plan. :)

I am in the process of contacting 2 YouTube recruiters. Something tells me that if they said that the job is now filled, that does not mean that they won't check out my awesome Linkedin profile. :)

See where I am going with this. But you are right. In reality, I have missed this one but I am not going to back away and give up.