View Full Version : About.com rejection Appeal?

07-19-2009, 04:19 AM

I was turned down for an About.com position after completing the Guide Prep program and my mock site. Nearly 2 months of working, training, and waiting.

I'm having a hard time letting it go. From the start, I didn't have much of a rapport with the training editor. I was unsure about his editorial experience. I have been writing for nearly 15 years and some of the guidance he gave seemed a little off the mark.

Anyway, I found out, in a strange way, this same editor graduated from college in 2007. I've worked with young editors before, but this time I was bugged. I crafted my mock site and stories to suit this editor. And, in our correspondance, he essentially told me I had the job if I did what he suggested.

I was never able to communicate directly with the actual Editor in charge of the section, so I don't know if he/she was aware of this communication.

I'd love some feedback on this! If anyone knows of any similar situations or appeals, I'd love to know about them.

I need to put this to rest.