The phone rings yesterday afternoon. I answer. The following is an unofficial transcript of the call.
Caller: Hi, this is so-and-so with "X" company. You sent me your resume last week for the Regional Director of Communications job.
Me: Yes I did.
Caller: OK. Well, um, you have a very interesting background with the journalism degree and a law degree. Why aren't you a lawyer?
Me: I didn't pass the bar exam and have decided to pursue a career in communications.
Caller: Oh. OK. So, you're teaching part-time now?
Caller: OK. It looks like most of your experience is with "XYZ" company as the director of association services? Why did you leave there?
Me: [lying thru my teeth] It was a mutual decision. I wanted to take an extended maternity leave and they needed to cut costs, so my job was eliminated due to budget reasons. [What I wanted to say was - my ex-boss was a complete asshole and he fired me because I was pregnant.].
Caller: OK. Well, I'm really looking for someone with more work experience. I think you'd be better suited to be a regional manager and report to the director. I'll keep your resume on file in case something opens up.
Me: OK, great. [What I wanted to say was: You want work experience? I have 12 years of experience on my resume. Oh and let's not forget the whole full-time mommy gig that I've got going on. You should see how I multi-task. I can change a poopy diaper while answering the phone. I can feed the baby while balancing the family budget. I can....well, anyway you get the picture.]
...and so, I've been rejected again. The search continues.....