A job interview can be a stressful event for anyone looking to start a new career. If you’ve recently had a job interview and didn’t get the job, there’s a few common reasons. Let’s take a look at what these are below so you can work on remedying them for your future job interviews.
You Were Overqualified
At first you may not understand this, but let us explain. It’s not uncommon these days for hiring managers to skip over people who they feel will not be fulfilled in the position they have open. They don’t want to hire someone who will likely be unhappy and transfer to a better job in the near future. Most hiring managers want a person that is just qualified for the position who will be happy working in the job for many years to come.
You Seem Too Desperate
If you’re submitting executive resumes to every available job that comes across your computer screen, it’s feeding your desperation. When you went into the job interview, you likely didn’t negotiate terms or ask questions to ensure the position is one that you actually want. You likely were too forward is just accepting whatever they were willing to give you. Desperation is one of those emotions that people can pick up on right away. When they know you’re desperate, they know that you’ll likely not fully love the job.
You Rambled Too Much
If you find yourself constantly going on when someone asks you a question or you leave their questions open-ended, then you’re killing your chances of finding the right job for you. Hiring managers want to know in a short and concise fashion why they should hire you. Do yourself a favor and be concise about your asset to the job ahead of time so that you can clearly portray it to the person interviewing you.
You Don’t Stand Out
If you’re one of those people who go to every job interview with just the sole intent of getting your foot in the door, you need to rethink your strategy. You want to make yourself stand out to the hiring manager to ensure that you get the position that you want. This entails taking the time before each interview to see how well you can benefit that company specifically.
If you’ve been failing at your recent job interviews, there is still hope. It comes down to understanding what you’re doing wrong and fixing that. The above are four likely reasons that you’re having issues getting that call back.