A. Sklover in his usual excellent way responded to
a person’s question, ‘How can I figure out why I am
not being hired?’ I agree with all his suggestions.
In addition to
1. the resume seeming to do its’ job– the person is
2. getting interviews shows you are applying for the
positions you are qualified to do
3. improving “person’s interview presence’
4. responding to specific questions about leaving the
last job [seeking the help of a career consultant]
5. addressing issues of reference and background
6. seeking direct feedback from the interviewers
who chose someone else.
There are several other things that could be brought up
A. post interview thank you notes- have these been
B. if a technical presentation was given, did it properly
display key skills and abilities, confidence and
civility of expressing appreciation for co-workers
and ethical standards of keeping proprietary
C. did the candidate observe, listen, and mirror the
style and culture of the organization that (s)he was
interviewed for? Was the candidate a good fit
for the organization’s culture, style and customer
relations and expectations?
D. Internet skeletons- Is there any chance that the
candidate has been misrepresented on the Internet?
There are so many facets of an individual now
presented many without permission or knowledge.
Would “vanity searches” pull these up?
While a career consultant might not be able to tease these
things, the consultant might be able to help explore them