Okay so I found a job advertised in the paper and couldn't believe how perfect it was for me. They were asking for someone with experience in finance,retail and hospitality ...tick.
They wanted someone with a strong interest in craft... tick.
It's 3 mins walk from my house and it's part time!!
So I phoned up for details, spent hours rewriting my CV and a suitably impressive covering letter. Then Tuesday evening received an email inviting me for an interview. Spent the next 36hrs swotting up on every aspect of the long list of essential knowledge, skills and experience to make sure I was prepared for every possible question.
Then this morning had my interview. It was a panel of 3 and I was doing okay then bang, the grumpy gentleman on the panel asked me about OSCAR? Who the hell is Oscar? Apparently it's some regulatory body to do with charities that applicants were supposed to know about!!
Okay so where in the list of requirements did it mention this?? NOWHERE!!
Am feeling completely pissed about the whole thing as I received a phone call this evening saying surprise surprise I hadn't got the job because they needed someone with OSCAR experience.
If they'd mentioned it in the job description I probably wouldn't have applied or at least would have looked it up on the internet instead of being made to look like a complete twat..
Okay sorry about that but just needed to vent.