I re-trained last winter and have been speculatively cold calling companies to find work, even if it is initially unpaid. I had a one minute conversation with one of the 'decision makers' at a highly reputable firm. Below is the correspondence. I don't know what to make of it... is this a very polite rejection? Have I made a complete fool of myself?
I sent this follow up email one week after the phone conversation in early December where he asked me to send over my resume.
I sent a speculative enquiry (below)last week regarding an unpaid position.
I wonder if you had a chance to look over my details.
Please do advise me of your decision.
Hi Sophia. Unfortunately we do not have any suitable openings at the current time. I will definitely keep your cv under reference for suitable junior roles in the near future.
In mid-Feb I re-contacted him with this
Hi Steve. I’m wondering, any Unpaid Junior roles? Anything I can do to better my chances?
We really don’t have any positions at the moment Sophia, although I definitely admire your energy. If anything suitable comes along I will certainly be in touch.
I really hope so and look forward to it. Because I have research that I would like to show you then.
Best wishes Steve
Is this all just a very polite rejection Go away and leave me alone?
I have had rejections many, many times in the past but they are usually direct and to the point eg you need more experience, try again in a few years, we look for xyz qualifications.
Should I forget any hope of him contacting me?
I also included a sample of my work in the initial email. I know that my work is 'competent' for a newbie, as the institute I trained with actually offered me job which I rejected as I did not feel I would progress in a learning environment as I would in a real work situation.
Im posting this question so I can get some sense of this or closure and move on.
Over the Easter break