The Rejection Collection – The Failed Beauty Audition

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Hey everyone, I’m trying to pace these out as I don’t want to bombard the homepage. I have a whole bunch of refusals to get through which I am morbidly chronicling. Firstly I thought I’d bring you up to speed on my CV.

The story so far..

Age: 38

  • Freelance writer 
  • Grammar School Cambridge 
  • Diploma in Arts 
  • OU student 
  • Grade 8 Piano 

I’m actively looking for work.


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Before I go on I want everyone to realise I hold no ill feeling to those who turn me down, refuse my application etc. I’m not everyones cup of camomile and I don’t have time to look back. I will try and figure out what I did wrong, internalise a little, learn a little, and move on.


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SO

Few weeks back my girlfriend tells me her beauty therapist is looking for someone to do promo videos for her salon, handle her social media, take some photos, etc. I decided to do a case study and film my Sister in her salon doing treatments.

That video you can catch at the bottom.


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It took a couple of hours to film, the rest of the day to edit.

I told the lady in the salon give my girlfriend a £500 tab on treatments and she’ll get a video, high res imagery and exposure on my site. We worked out that £500 to her in treatments will probably cost her £200 in real money.

Her reply was below.

Hello Peter,
Had a long think about your proposal,I won’t be taking you up on your offer.
Kind regards 

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I thanked her for letting me know and moved on with my day.

Would you have hired me for your business? Do you think that was a fair price? Do you think the video is any good? Be interested to hear your comments.
I am available for photography and video work, as well as freelance writing. Email me at peter@brookerpublishing.co.uk
Check out my sisters salon if your in Cambridgeshire. All images here I took at her salon.

 

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