Dealing with a job rejection
So I just had an interview with a new company. They wanted an analyst who can create models and get deals from investors. Basically, finance (and not accounting) tasks were all that was listed on the job description.
I had the interview today and it turns out since they are a new company, they also wanted someone to do accounting/controllership functions, just for the first year. Then after, they will hire some underling bookkeeper. The problem was that we were so focused on talking about getting million dollar contracts and analysis and WACCs that accounting was such a small portion of the conversation. I had only found out once I asked, “are there any concerns about me?” But screw me, I didn’t mention that I had a whole bunch of A/P, compliance tasks at my old company.
When I had the interview, they told me that I was top 2 and that the other guy was a new immigrant. They had two more interviews after me.
I just got the rejection email so I asked for feedback and they said the interviewee after me had financial analysis as well as controllership experience, otherwise I would be the top pick. I’m not going to lie; this one hurts.
Should I go back and say something like “I actually have all those accounting experience. If something doesn’t work out, I am still interested?”
I am so distraught as I was so close…
TL;DR Is there any point in clarifying a few points/qualifications after you get a rejection?
Study together. Pass together.
Join the world's largest online community of CFA, CAIA and FRM candidates.