Oy!Also just submitted for a job that sounds like I'd be perfect for AND I already know the person who was the contact! I emailed her on her private account to give her a headsup.
The young lady who I sent my application to left me a voicemail today.
We have several friends in common and she even came to see one of my shows last year because her best friend was in it.
She left me a very nice message but I was getting a little nervous before she got to the gist of the message...I honestly thought she was going to say something like, "We all know what happened with your last job, you're much too a controversial candidate to take on". (Do I look for drama? Haha.)
BUT she was calling to say:
"You are really really REALLY overqualified for this position. I know that's the worst thing to hear when you are looking for a job...but you really are."
She told me to call her back (I did, left a voicemail) because she wanted to talk to see if she could help me out in case she hears of something else.
It was very very nice of her to leave that nice honest message...but...REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!
If I talk to her again, I might ask her what the salary of this job is because, odds are, it's more than I was making (which was below the NYC poverty line and no health benefits...) and has impressive as my last position seemed, I also used to walk dogs and pick-up my boss' dry cleaning.
I'm so, so incredibly frustrated.