So after the disappointment of not getting the job I asked the panel chair for feedback on my interview performance.

She was very complimentary -said I did nothing wrong – it was just that there were 2 applicants better qualified than me.

She also suggested one area to work on (project management).

So now what?

Do I do some more project mgt courses to prepare for a job that I didn’t get and that may never come up again?

Do I look at getting another qualification or finishing my MBA?

Do I give up?

Well definitely not the third – I still believe that in the right job I can be an extremely useful contributor and performer.

I just have to work out some way of getting that ‘right’ job.