From Interview Frustration to Success: Our Expert Advice on Landing Job Offers

Dear Jobseekers’ Edge: What am I doing wrong? I’ve been on tons of interviews, but no job offers have come in. Help!


We always have to start with the basics:


1) Did you make a great first impression by arriving early and dressing appropriately?


2) Did you prepare in advance to make sure you didn’t have any technology issues?


3) Did you research the company, interviewer and opportunity, and have quality questions to ask?


4) Did you establish rapport versus just regurgitating your resume?


But keep in mind, “failure” is inevitable when looking for a new job. More often than not, you won’t get the position you’re applying for. 


The most qualified candidates often don’t get hired. Why? Usually because the interviewer didn’t feel like the applicant was a good “fit.” Sometimes that’s out of your control, but you can also hone your skills and comfort with answering “behavioral questions” that are commonly used during interviews.


Maybe there was an internal candidate given priority, or it could be unexpected budget constraints that eliminated the position. Perhaps the candidate had already been chosen, and other interviews were just a formality.


Shake it off, and charge onward!


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