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How to Find Out The Reason You Didn't Get the Job

How to Find Out the Reason You Didn't Get the Job

Networking to find work is an invaluable tool, but after you've networked your way in to an interview you're often on your own. A few unanswered emails and replies that the company has decided to go in another direction is enough to put a job seeker into a state of frustration, but your network could come in to play once again after you've been brushed off by a potential employer. Find out how when you


Networking specialist Diane Darling recommends asking your network of friends, family, and professional contacts to anonymously assess your strengths and weaknesses by using the online polling tool Diane tried the survey herself and ended up buying a new wardrobe — the poll answers suggested that her attire wasn't appropriate for the types of jobs she was after. She offers four questions to consider asking your network to answer anonymously.

  • What three words come to mind when you think of my strengths? What three words come to mind when you think about areas where I could improve?
  • Is there one aspect of my hunt where I am making a big mistake but appear unaware? If yes, what is my mistake?
  • What jobs do you think I might be good at that I haven't considered?
  • What type of jobs have I looked down on that might pay well?


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realworld realworld 8 years
To expand on what I've learned in the job hunt. 1). Industry experience trumps almost anything else. 2). Most employers are rude as to never even follow up after interviews/thank you letters. 3). Companies want it all. i.e. Experience,knowledge,industry experience etc. There is no more on the job training. If you can't immediately come in and not have a learning curve then they don't want you. 4). Staffing agencies are just as bad. They don't care what the skill sets are as long as they can make a quick buck in filling a position. 5). Interviewing with individuals that have no experience in HR or recruiting nor little knowledge of what they are truly looking for is frustrating. 6). The market is flooded with highly skilled people that are looking for entry level positions causing someone with 2 to 3 years exp + degree to be pushed aside. 7). There are alot of people that are making too much money in their fields while not really provding any kind of benefit. EX: friend who is making over 100K a year. Yet she isn't even able to tell me what she does for the company. Other than take trips and get drunk with the bosses. Wonder how she got her job? What can I or anyone else do about it? Not a d@mn thing. Just keep on kissing butt, networking, and selling yourself/soul.
DKay DKay 8 years
For the most part we've learned: Dress for success no matter what. Good spelling and punctuation. Do not OD on perfume or cologne. Express interest in the company. Do your research on the company. Do not talk negatively about your form position or boss. You don't need a degree to succeed. Interview for something else, a different position, sometimes you just have to get your foot in the door. Have a friend proof your resume. NO fancy backgrounds either on resumes or emails. Be flexible when it comes to salary, this could get you to the next round. If you didn't get the position then deal with it and move on. Your dream position may be around the corner. It's easier to find a job when you already have one. Ever think of going into business for yourself? And lastly way too many people are anal about blog punctuation here....
rugwithlegs rugwithlegs 8 years
For over twenty years I have either worked in health care or in a professional kitchen. I now wear scrubs every working day. I never have the opportunity to wear suits to work. I would NEVER show up to an interview without one. Always have the suit cleaned and pressed as well - a bad fitting rumpled dirty suit will be very damaging in the interview. Sometimes I can trust the manager's judgement - when I've not gotten the job, I susequently found out more about the work place from others and decided I would have not liked the job. When my prospective employer was questioning my interest and my personality fit, often I had to decide that wasn't without reason. I stopped working Labour and Delivery and went into Oncology for the same reason - my managers didn't know if they were comfortable hiring a man (only hiring me because I was the only applicant), my coworkers weren't comfortable working with me as a man, and every patient and her family would question if I should be there. In cancer treatment, I can be valued even if I ask the same questions and do the same duties. It doesn't matter that I liked what I did before or that I was good at it, there was always the headache of the sexual politics. Most often, I found I didn't get a job because some point of protocol demanded a job be advertised openly, when the union and the management had already picked who they wanted before they advertised.
travel61888 travel61888 8 years
To answer your question specifically, "how do I find out why I didn't get the job?" In this day when anyone can file a lawsuit, no matter now frivolous, if a company gives you a real reason why you weren't hired (you didn't have the appropriate experience, your attitude was bad, etc.) you (the applicant) are very likely to sue the company or at the very least argue/debate the conclusion. This is especially true in California where I live and probably in many other states. Employers just don't need that kind of aggravation and increased cost. There have been times when my hiring managers would say to me that they wish they could have told the candidate that (whatever the issue) it would probably help them on the next interview. But they don't dare. Many of us care, but we just can't take the chance. So if you are told anything, you will probably be told that we hired a more qualified candidate, which would be true. You just will not know why the other person was more qualified than you. And it could have nothing to do with your technical qualifications but rather with how you presented yourself. Someone earlier mentioned behavioral interviewing. Yes, that is an extremely effective way of interviewing, and you can find out a lot about a person by using this technique. Sometimes surprising things. If I were a candidate going on an interview, I would read up on behavioral interviewing. It is very effective for the company. You can make it effective for you as well if you understand it.
travel61888 travel61888 8 years
Bash 0001, If the attitude you projected in your post is the attitude you present during your interview, it is no wonder you are not hired. We have plenty of people who think they know everything and can't take direction. Remember, you are the employee, someone else is the manager. Maybe some day you will become a manager, but for now you're not. Learn how to be an employee. By the way, what does bash0001 mean? Another indication of attitude? Some humility counts when looking for a job, especially in this current job market where there are so many qualified people applying for so few positions.
mindys mindys 8 years
First of all let me say that I realize it is tough out there with the economy today. Finding a job,a career has more competition that ever. I am currently employed(thank god for that!) but am unsatisfied with it,unchallenging,ugly hours,blah,blah, blah. so I have been searching for something where I will be more challenged,where I can better utilized my skills,where I can truly advance. I have more that 25 years experience in various aspects of management (Retail,outside sales and Restaurant).Before obtaining my current job which I've been at for a year now(long enough to know that it's not for me) I was unemployed for seven gruelling months. I had been laid off due to downsizing caused by a company byout. Anyway getting back to the interview,I agree with all of you out there,why can't they be honest about why you didn't get the position instead of the same old form letter? Input,when asked would be so helpful for future interviews. But my biggest pet peave is the fact that 95% of interviewers don't even bother to get back to you to let you know that you didn't get the job. I recently (a month ago) interviewed for a position. She stated that she genuinely liked me,I had the traits,experience and knowledge she was looking for,said that if I didn't hear back from her by the end of the week to contact her,and gave me her business card to do so. By the end of the week,I contacted her via email at which time she quickly responded with a very encouraging email stating that she had gotten a "great" reference back on me and was waiting to hear from the second,said she would touch base the following week. I even got notice from a background check company,so I knew she was seriously checking on me. There was nothing truly negative on the check.I didn't hear back so I again emailed her but have not heard back. I realized that people get busy,they have other things on their itinerary,but why can't they get back to you? At what point do I say oh well and write this job off? It's not like I was in a sea of applicants and this was a preliminary or first interview. She was serious enough to check references(all the ones I gave her were excellent with whom I had great relations with,of course)and also took the time,and money to pay for a financial background check.So why can't employers at this point of the interview process be professional enough to respond,notify? Everyone talks about how we,the interviewees need to be professional but how about them? Or are they exempt because we're the ones that need them,not the other way around.
Workin-in-Pa Workin-in-Pa 8 years
Why I won't hire you: 1. You spend most of the interview telling me about your personal life. When I try to sway the conversation to work related topics, you interrupt me to continue sharing your personal life. 2. You assure me you would never work past quitting time. "All the people I work with know I never work extra, just ask them." 3. Felonies committed in other states are still felonies. 4. First question you offer is: "how much does it pay?" 5. You show up today for an interview that was scheduled for yesterday. 6. You smell like booze and/or dope and/or mold and/or poop, etc. 7. You quit or were fired from your last job because your boss or company did unethical things and you reported them to the civil liberties union or NAACP or labor board or have retained a lawyer to deal with the situation. Hope this helps.
bash0001 bash0001 8 years
Human Resources departments are over rated. Rarely does the manager of the HR department ever give you a reason for not hiring you. It would be nice if they did because it would help you correct problems in seeking your next opportunity. Rarely does a HR manager ever call you to let you know you did not get the job, mostly they just leave you wondering and you usually have to call them. Most of the time their secretary says she is in a meeting, but she never calls you back. The way I see it, HR managers are responsible to their employers for keeping a qualified warm body in every position listed within a company. Once hired, you have an immediate boss and HR managers are done with you. But I have had HR managers order me around at work for things that had nothing to do with my job. I've had HR managers choose a job candidate over me, right out of college, simply because the guy did a science project in school. I had even had 15 years of problem solving skill on the job. Once in the Army I had a Brigade Commander catch me by the arm (I was reserves he was regular Army) and make the statement, "Soldier your physical appearance is unbecoming of a soldier in the U.S. Army!" It sort of pissed me off so I looked at him squarely in the eye and replied, "Yes Sir, but I am damn good at what I do." He abruptly shut up and I never heard another peep out of him. Later on after the 1st Persian Gulf war was over, that very same Brigade Commander awarded me an ARCOM (Army Commendation Metal) that was the second time he had ever addressed me. I'm 52 years old now and it has been my experience that HR managers are looking for sheep when Businesses need wolves. Especially now, when the economy is crashing.
Amityvil Amityvil 8 years
The #1 issue I see with candidates is they are NOT prepared for the interview. *Go out and do some research. Read a book/article on interviewing skills. Read up on the company. Review and update your resume (spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck) - display your strengths. Dress professionally. Be Prepared! *Remember that you are not the only one applying to the job. I recently had 700+ people apply for 15 customer service positions. I reviewed the majority of the resumes and selected 90 applicants to come in to meet us. *DO NOT discuss your personal life, personal issues and/or obligations. Hiring managers are concerned with finding the most suitable candidate for the position, period. What you do on the weekends, how much money you do or don't have or how you and your family are not talking right now does not matter!!! Hint: Before applying for a position, ask yourself "How will I stand out amongst the other 100+ applicants?" -try to get in contact with a recruiter (it IS possible) -drop by the HR department to introduce yourself -DO NOT call 5x a day!!! A lot of companies are now using what is called "Behavioral" interviewing. This type of interviewing allows for the hiring managers to see how you have handled situations in the past, which is a good predictor of how you will handle situations in the future. Hint: Spend 2-4 hours the night before your interview writing down: -situations you have been in at work (positive and negative) -interactions with customers and coworkers(positive and negative) -projects you have worked on and completed -teams you have worked with -accomplishments -anything else that you feel may stand out For each situation/interaction, ask yourself: -What was the situation -what did you do (actions/steps) AND -what was the outcome Be Prepared! You may not be asked about all of these types of situations/interactions, but you want to have examples fresh in your mind, so you don't stumble. How awful does it feel when you can't find an example to give to the manager! It has happened to most of us. Also, if you are applying to several positions with the same company, make sure they are in the same field - make sure you are applying to positions in which you have experience in and/or you are passionate about. I have seen several applicants that applied to all sorts of positions from "sales," to "technician," to "dispatch," to "department director!" This tells me that the applicant does not know what he/she wants and that he/she is looking for ANY job. They may stick around for 6 months and then leave. When it comes to informing applicants/candidates of the reason why they were not selected, it depends on the recruiter and/or company. It is very common that an applicant that is more qualified is selected, so if you get this response, it doesn't necessarily mean you did something wrong. However, it is okay to ask for feedback. Just make sure you leave out the attitude. Only ask for feedback if you sincerely want to hear it for the purpose of working on becoming a better candidate next time. Lastly, Make sure you are on your best behavior from the time you enter the parking lot of the buildinf to the time you leave. If you come across rude to a receptionist, be assured that the receptionist will pass this information down and it may get to the hiring manager making the decision. This happens more often than you would think. I hope this (inside) information helps someone out there. Don't be so cynical - it will show in the interview.
smoothsilk987 smoothsilk987 8 years
Truth is, you will never know for sure why. My best advice is to let the rejection roll off your back like water on a duck. Keep your head up and never give up. Try to be likable in addition to being prepared and qualified for the job. You need to be good at sizing up the interviewer rapidly so you can choose the proper venue to insert certain pleasantries into the interview at opportune times. People hire people because in addition to be at least minimally qualified, they like you as a person and that means that you have to have a pleasant personality. Keep on trying and never look back and never bad mouth companies that reject you.
cathyvv cathyvv 8 years
Don't talk about all your issues - you're too well dressed, your old boss was too mean, your old boss hit on you (I agree, that shouldn't happen.), your co-workers drank too much, too, too, too. If you start talking about one of your 'too' issues during an interview, it's unlikely that you will get the job. I interviewed one woman years ago and was ready to offer her the job. I think she sensed it and got comfortable with me. After 5 minutes of listening to her go on about this and that, I changed my mind. She would have been extremely high maintenance and no employer has time for that. Sell what you can do for the employer, not what the employer can do for you. A friend of mine, who was a little wierd anyway but very capable in his field, interviewed to find out what an employer could do for him, instead of focusing himself on the employers need. After many failed interviews, this guy asked me what he was doing wrong. So I told him. It took him awhile, but he changed his presentation and finally landed a job. Other things to think about - Resumes - Objectives in a resume are, in my opinion, a waste of valuable space. Objectives are too limiting and everyone wants a challenging job where they can put their skills to work to improve the company, blah, blah, blah. I have never used an objective; I think it's much better to use a summary of skills and/or experience. Dressing for an interview: I 100% agree with everyone who said to dress professionally for an interview. How you dress tells an employer a great deal about you. If the work environment turns out to be casual, then, when you're hired, you can dress casually. Language: Never, ever use foul language in an interview or on the job. Foul language may not offend you, but it does offend many people, and is extremely unprofessional, and not at all classy. Smoking: Smoking is always a no-no on an interview, even if the interviewer lights up. If you smoke, make sure your interview clothes doesn't stink from cigarette smoke. For many non-smokers(including me!), there is nothing worse than being trapped in a room with someone who reeks of cigarettes. I'm not saying this to be mean; most smokers don't understand just how bad they smell because their noses are numb to the odor. Cologne/Aftershave: Keep it light, or don't wear any. No one wants to be overpowered by your cologne and many people are sensitive to it. Alcohol: Never drink alcoholic beverages when you are interviewing, even if your interviewer has a drink. Alcohol has the reputation for dulling the senses for a reason. You need to be sharp during an interview. Need I say more?
travel61888 travel61888 8 years
Cubadog, I can guess one reason you didn't get the job. Take a look at your spelling and punctuation. Attention to detail is something HR and hiring managers look for. Trust me. I am in HR and I also hear feedback from the hiring managers.
LadyT-TNT LadyT-TNT 8 years
Raggy-- "A lot" actually does have the space--unless someone changed the rules and didn't tell me. The 'lot' is referring to the alternate definition of "a great many or a great deal of something". If I'm wrong, someone please post a link referencing this. I've been correcting my younger cousin that it is two words. Thanks!
LadyT-TNT LadyT-TNT 8 years
I'm a recruiter and I interview at least 30 people per week. If a candidate is rejected for a position, even though the skill requirements are met, it usually comes down to one of two things: showing interest in the job and company or personality. To show your interest, you need to ask questions not only about the job but about the company as well. I have no problem telling someone they were passed on because of perceived lack of interest. The personality issue is a little more difficult. There may be 'nothing wrong with you' but your mannerisms may not blend with the team you'll be with. How well you'll fit in with your co-workers is just as important to employers as the depth of your skills. Personality matches keep productivity high. I've heard, "But I'm a friendly, happy person. How could I not fit in?" Well, maybe the people you'll be working with are quiet and reserved. (This is why I try to visit every company for which I recruit. However, this isn't always possible if I'm talking with a contact in another state.) As for getting "either way" responses... If you're working with a recruiter, keep in mind that he/she cannot give you feedback if they haven't gotten it from the company. I've had companies have my candidates’ resumes for weeks or even months without a word of feedback and then suddenly "We'd like to interview _____." Well. I sent that resume to you 6 weeks ago, stalked you for feedback and have placed _____ elsewhere 2 weeks ago. I tell my candidates, "If you don't hear from me, I'm not ignoring you. I'm waiting myself. Feel free to check in with me but the moment I get off the phone with them, I'll call you." I'll admit I have so many people I'm working that I don't have a moment call someone to say, "No, I haven't heard yet." For those of you appalled by the grammatical errors and misspellings here, these are blog comments. Get a grip. Typos happen, slang is used... I'm not fond of it either, but those posting here are not being evaluated for a position. With that being said, I more than agree with the advice to proofread your business correspondence and remember that emailing counts as a representation of yourself. Don't slack off on professionalism just because it's not being printed on paper.
dwilcoxx dwilcoxx 8 years
In response to refinedharmony, If the companies you are interviewing for has an HR department call them and ask to speak to an HR representative. Explain to them: • Someone from their organization will be interviewing you. • Who you will meet and what department they are in. • The position you are interviewing for. • State the purpose of your call. o You want to properly prepare for the inter view and would like to know what would be appropriate attire. Companies do not mind answering these types of questions. Most employers will consider your inquiry thoughtful, organized and considerate of their existing culture. If the company does not have an HR department, try driving by the business at the start of their workday or when employees are living work. Observe what they are wearing but do not appear to be a stocker! Another suggestion is if there is a restaurant with a view of the business. Go in have a meal and watch the employees who enter and exit the business.
polosan polosan 8 years
Well, my network tells me that it didn't help i reaked of marijuana.
raggy29601 raggy29601 8 years
Thank you Sandra Dee!!!!! It would be really nice if people would learn proper spelling, etc. To Savvy: It is 'into' - not in to. To someone who commented: It is 'herself' - not her self. And while I'm at it, it's "'who' did it" if it's referring to a person and "'that did it" if referring to an object. AND a lot is a parcel of land, whereas alot means 'much' or 'many'. If you apply to work for me and you can't spell or you use 'i' instead of 'I', you will not be hired.
p25416 p25416 8 years
I am an Engineering Manager and have hired about 100 people over the past 10 years. Even though we are a dockers/ polo/ jeans kind of company, my advice is always dress up. Error on the side of overdressing. I know you can wear jeans and be casual if required, what I don't know is if you can also dress to impress our customers with your ability to appear friendly, but profesional. With that said, most people we don't hire do so because of the things they say, not the way they dress. Hope this helps.
jstnlvr jstnlvr 8 years
This is for Sandra Dee - You really need to pay more attention to your own spelling, your use of "cannot", in the context that you used it it, should have been "can not", TWO words. You also need to learn the proper usage of punctuation. I doubt very well you are in ANY position to hire anyone, unless maybe you work for some sort of fast food chain or something similar.
hbdanny hbdanny 8 years
Regardless of the nature of your interview/meeting/appointment, when in front of potential employers, always dress for the job you want!
danantoniuk danantoniuk 8 years
Well here is some experience and advice I can offer. I recently was out of work for about 4 months. I had some interesting experiences during my job search including companies who never returned my calls/applications despite my qualifications, one employer even called to set up interview but never returned calls when it came to actually setting up the interview time. Then there was the job I thought I had 99% for sure when during the interview the hiring manager enthusiastically asked me to put together a demo project to review the quality of my work and said he would send me the details the next day. He didn't, so I followed up and after several follow ups he finally sent me the scope of the project which he wanted done within a week. I completed the project within 3 days and the quality of my work was very good. He never returned my call and after numerous follow ups I finally received a generic HR rejection letter. Not sure what happened but I just kept up with my job search. Yet another experience included an employer who said. "We've changed the job description of the position and are looking for someone with less experience" stating that I was over qualified despite listing at least 3 years of experience and a long list of technical skills which I happened to have. I figured maybe they lowered the pay scale or something. Then there were the employment agencies/head hunters which offerred a lot of hope but it was clear they weren't searching too hard to find a position for me. Yet another employer called with a perfect job but the catch was they only wanted to pay $10k a year less than my previous position and they were calling it an "entry level" position despite the job description stating required at least 4 years experience and very specific set of skills which clearly weren't entry level. I'm sure this all sounds too familiar to some of you out there. I had my doubts of whether I had made a mistake during the whole process particularly after turning down a job offer $10k a year less salary than my previous position and yet another position down that required relocation. In the end, I kept up the search and ended up with a job that paid $8k over my previous position which was actually more in line with what I felt I was worth. I thought that was pretty darn good considering the job market and status of our economy. So how did I do it? What worked for me? Aside from persistence in keeping the job search going I learned during the process that writing a good cover letter is much more important than your resume. Write your cover letter so it reads like an advertisement, in everyday language that is easy to understand. Write a short paragraph describing why you feel the job is a great match for your education and experience. And ask for an interview in the begining and end of the letter. Highlight two or three key strengths that you have that match the listing of the job description. Second summerize your experience very breifly in your resume and save the details for the interview. I used to have a two page resume and after summarizing it down to one page I got more responses. In your resume avoid impressive bs adjetives and list your strengths concisely Describe your most recent position with more detail two to four sentances and be very brief in describing positions prior to you most recent position (one sentance is best for the other jobs) Save these for the interview. Finally one of the best resources I used and one I highly recommend is "Interview Mastery" an online service that provides lessons on how to interview and how to answer questions and how to prepair for an interview. A key word of advice the service mentioned is that "it is rare that the most qualified person for a job is hired. The person that is hired is the one that interviewed the best for the postiion". Also prior to arriving for an interview visit and research a position that matches the one you are interviewing for and just ignore the salary range posted on the job application because unless its a government job it doesn't matter. The position I was hired for over 6k over the maximum range of the position I applied for. Yet the amount offered was literaly within in a couple of hundred of what listed the value of the position I applied for. The key is to match the position not based on the job title but on the description of the position listed on the website. Ask yourself more (than once) if the description nearly identical or closely matched to the qualifications listed for the position? At least thats what worked for me and trust me there were times I thought I would never get a job. Finally a word of advice about interview attire. "Wear a suit" I work for an employer in an industry where everyone wears jeans and very casual attire for work. I even doubted this stratedgy at times but I arrived to the interview wearing a suit. During the interview the person that is now my boss said to me several times. "I really appreciate the fact that you went to the trouble of wearing a suit." For someone that works in the creative computer industry this should put to rest the doubts about wearing a suit just do it. You'll look your best and it will show how professional you are. Make sure you suit fits and that your tip of your tie hits the top of you belt and all that. So hopefully this helps someone because I know how hard it is out there and I hope this has helped at least one person that would be great if it does.
iskiidaho iskiidaho 8 years
OK here is my problem: I am highly specialized and I am so tired of (a)taking vacation time to fly out (b)interviewing with people that have 10% of my knowledge and then being ASKED by these nitwits how to solve their technical problem. Basically the interview is an opportunity to have my brain picked by 20/30 yr olds who have no experience. I have even been offered during the interview to hire on as a consultant and fix their technical problem. As far as your not getting any job you interview for just remember: it is their loss not yours. My advice: take a low level job to get in the company. Work your way up. For those under 35: get over yourselves. Although your parents/teachers have brainwashed you durinng your entire upbringing in order to give you "Self Esteem" you need to accept that you AREN'T special, you are just like everyone else: trying to eke out a living.
awesomepinkgirl awesomepinkgirl 8 years
I assume all of this fashion talk is mostly aimed at women right? Even if a person dressed supposedly wrong for an interview a person who really wants to hire you will gently remind you not to wear an item next time. Case closed. Please be mindful that each time an article comes out like this it is meant to make people feel weird. There are many reasons people aren't hired. Are we really supposed to continue to think we are a fashion choice away from the job of our dreams? Think about this....We all know there is immense competion out there in every field right now. We know the unemployment rate is increasing right? We do read the news. We do know that people with varing levels of education are competing for many of the same positions. The one comment a woman made about the new more casual approach employers are taking is also real. Many are meeting a coffee shops and other places. Many employers are not even sure what they want from us. It is them who are causing so many problems. They start looking for people months in advance before making a decsion on who it is they even want. They meet lots of people. Being the fact that they are not so experienced in the hiring process than they start referring to other sucessful companies and what they do and apply it to their much smaller operation. It is unfair for us to go to a new company and get grilled about the way we look to no end. These practices are a form of discrimination. Yet I am not sure who it is designed to protect. Height is an issue. A tall woman is not always hired based on that. Some act as if they really have a problem with an attractive person. Others have problems with any woman who is feminine. Who will wear a becoming non revealing dress. Some have a problem with the color pink and other light colors unless paired with a dark suit. I mean all of this emphasis on what to wear? I mean more should be asked of the employers. They should be more upfront about exactly what they expect from their own applicants. There are so many employers out here who enjoy wasting people's time. As we know when we need to work we need to work and log in those hours. We need a start date. We need employers who really need people to work for them. Not a bunch of office people who really have no idea what they want. If you look at the different job ads out there they often are mis spelled....Sound very poorly put together. I am confident most of us do know how to dress for an interview. I am certain that we will want to put our best foot forward. I just know if we really need a job and are actively looking and getting accepted for interviews we are headed in the right direction. If you are like me and are just plain tired of playing office politics let them have it and start your own services. It's like this most employers do not care to see me and I now do not care to see them on a full time day in and day out basis either. There is no reason our talents should be wasted. There is no reason fashionably speaking that we should be unemployed and out on the street. Remember this discrimation comes in all forms. Can you imagine a pretty girl wearing a Chanel suit to an average company being turned away? I can because half the people in there would be talking about her badly. Believing she does not ned the job and that she was trying too hard on and on.
md921 md921 8 years
What happened to the truth? I'm so sick of silly rejection reasons that we've all heard before. You don't have to insult me, but you can point out something I've said or something on my resume that doesn't work for you as an employer. I'm a grown up. I can take it.
anonymous267 anonymous267 8 years
Honestly, I very rarely look at resumes. I have found in my line of work, the salary requirements job seekers put on their resumes are so far out of line with what our company can afford to pay that it automatically excludes them from the job search. I would rather see a "salary negotiable" than a $$ requirement on a resume. I have found the job seekers that call me directly more than once and act truly interested in working, make me more inclined to hire than unsolicited resumes that don't tell me anything about character.
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