Yesterday was my day at the board, and I wasn’t recommended for the two jobs I was after. I am able to return to the board 12 months and apply for those jobs again if I wish. After I was told by the board president that they weren’t recommending me, mainly due to lack of experience, I had a chat with a recruiter as to some other jobs that I might be suitable for and have come home with a few jobs to have a look at both general and officer entry.
The board was a great experience and I was a lot more collected in my emotions and knowledge than I was on my assessment day which I was proud of. Other than myself there was three men attending the board on the same day I was and it was great to chat to them about what they have done in their lives so far (I was the youngest by three years).
I am taking a few days to step back and really think about what it is I want to do with my life and how I best go about achieving those goals. Also taking some time to recharge myself after the last week where I had been running at 120% in preparing for the board. Last night I was in bed by 8 and woke up at 7 this morning, I was so buggered. The world goes on though and it is not the end of the world that I didn’t get the recommend, I am happy that I made it as far as the board in the first place.