Hi all! I am here to say a huge thank you! Selecting finalists from such an amazing group is going to be very difficult. And there are some AMAZING entries. In fact, almost 100 amazing entries and somehow I have to whittle that down to 6 finalists. That leaves quite a few unselected entries---which I deeply regret. Recently, I have had some personal experience with not being selected for a position, so I thought I would share...
I recently moved and as many of you know I was a science teacher by day. Well, at this time, I am not a science teacher because I have not yet been hired----although I have interviewed for 2 positions. And let me just tell you that this has sent me in to full "worried" mode---I keep asking myself: did I say the wrong thing in the interview? why didn't they select me? The self-induced panic over not being selected is something new to me and quite frankly, unpleasant---contrary to my recent experience, I have always been hired on the spot, literally. LOL I know what you are thinking: deep thoughts for a DT call, but life is all about these little moments and how we handle them.
Although I will probably never know why I wasn't picked for either job, I know that I interviewed with a large crowd of highly qualified candidates---similar to this pool for the DT! And so this DT call has given me a new perspective on my personal doubts. In this group, I have 100 amazing and fully qualified candidates. What leads to one card being picked and not another? It is really hard to quantify---and it takes a lot of tick marks on a spreadsheet. :) So, many of you may not be selected for this team, but like me, it doesn't mean there is a lack of qualifications or skills, only that there are only a few spots and so many candidates; I hope disappointment doesn't ruffle you, unlike me.
Thank you all again for dedicating time to join us and share your beautiful and creative creations. I know I have gone back to each entry more than once and feel very humbled and happy to see each lovely creation.
I will be holding another DT tryout at the end of the finalist's terms in mid-December, so I hope you will come back then and join us again if this isn't your moment.
See you soon with the final selections after the list closes.