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03/16/11
Interviews, yet still no offers.
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 11:56 am

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
        getting interviews.
   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
        checks
   6.  seeking direct feedback from the interviewers
        who chose someone else.

There are several other things that could be brought up
to consider.
   A.  post interview thank you notes-  have these been
         sent?
   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
        information?
   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

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