Find out why employers don’t call you back
September 17th, 2009 by lewisTweet
How many times have you heard, “We had a number of strong applicants, including you. However, we selected another candidate with better qualifications and experience?“
Or have you heard the completely opposite, that you’re overqualified?
A few weeks ago, I talked to a recruiter at a Fortune 500 company. She told me that 50% of the time she makes up a reason why a candidate did not get the job.
It’s not surprising. Job and interview rejection letters and calls can be puzzling. Sometimes the recruiter doesn’t know the real reason why the hiring manager chose a different candidate. Other times, they know the reason, but fearing legal liability, they cannot say it. And probably the most important reason of all, recruiters hate delivering bad news, worried that candidates will get upset, angry — or ask more questions on why they didn’t get the job.
We all want a good job. But you can’t get that job if you don’t know your true shortcomings.
I’ve developed a new service called the “Interview Rejection Report.” Send me the job description and your resume. We’ll do a 20-30 minute mock phone interview, and then I’ll spend another 30-40 minutes telling you what your shortcomings are and provide specific suggestions for improvement.
For a limited time, I will charge $50 for the Interview Rejection Report, a $40 savings. To get started, e-mail me at email@example.com
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