One of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced was not getting the job I wanted. I interviewed with a major publishing company and received the dreaded e-mail that it decided to move forward with another candidate.
That job rejection was especially hard to swallow because I thought I had done everything right…
As I was clearing out my email yesterday, I was hit over and over again with reoccurring themes of “stuck in a rut”, “unable to find a job”, “no one wants to hire me” job search failure sob stories. If any of these shoes fit, get a new pair quickly. Better yet, share this with people you know. You may even need to highlight the areas they need to fix.
What are the real reasons you were not hired… this time? I get asked all of the time by job seekers why they weren’t hired for a job they applied for. I hear the same story: You’ve been on a number of interviews and sent out more applications than you can count, but still no luck. If you hear back at all, it’s often a “thanks for your time, but we’re not interested” or “you’re not the right fit for this role.” I know that it can be frustrating and disheartening. But while everyone’s situation is unique, I may be able