This morning I got notice that the one job I thought I had a serious chance to get, one that didn't even require me to take the February bar, I was turned down for. No explanation other than your interview was great, your resume and references were awesome, but we went with someone else.
I asked a friend of mine who is currently at the non-profit, and she said the person they hired was a good friend of the boss. So, although I was more qualified, turns out, it's true. In today's shitty marketplace of unemployed fellows, it's not your qualifications, it's who you know. That is a reflection on the company I was trying to get into, and I kind of feel good that I didn't get the position. Mad that I went through all the interviews, testing, and bullshitting, but glad that I'm not working for people who care about helping friends out more than qualifications. Networking is important, but when you are hiring someone for a position that requires a brain, sometimes you have to look at real qualifications becuase sometimes, they really are important.
Well, at least I have four months before the bar, so lucky me.