I did not get the position. I was not selected in a market that was already over saturated with applicants. (…sounds like I am trying to soften the blow, sounds like an excuse.) The rejection from not being selected was the toughest part of yesterday. I met each tier in a three-part process. I know this because one was dependent on the other. My performance review was satisfactory or else there would have been no interview. The math test was connected to the interview. without passing it there would not have been an interview. By the way, the math test was designed so that no one could fail it. Somehow I do not believe that. If you categorize your applicants based on their scores you are in fact passing and failing applicants, in spite of what you would leave them (us) to believe. However I don’t think I scored low. It was just an observation. And as for the interview, I was as interactive and as spirited as one could be. I walked away feeling proud and like I rose to the challenge. Well in the end those were my thoughts and not the company’s thoughts about my performance. They narrowed a field of about 16 to 20 applicants to roughly 6 people. And sent the rest with two options. Either I take the severance package or a demotion. Which way will I go? New deadline June 17 to make a decision.