7 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

You’re dressing appropriately, showing up ten minutes early, and have a stellar resume but if you’re still having trouble making the jump from interview to job offer you might be making one of these common mistakes. 

* You have unrealistic expectations
* You’re only using one search method
* You use the word “I” too often
* You’re not showing long term potential
* You’re unrehearsed
* You’re repeating the same mistakes
* You keep putting your search on hold

When the job market is as competitive as it is right now you really have to have all your ducks in a row in order to make the cut. Maximize your search efforts by utilizing every source possible (networking, employment agencies, internet, etc) and by not letting up just because you got an interview. Make sure you do your research and can put the focus on them (not you) in your cover letter and interview as well as express where you’re going and how you’ll be a benefit in the future as well as today. Rehearse answers to common questions (so you don’t stumble or leave out important facts) and when it doesn’t go well mentally review so you can do things differently next time. And finally: reassess your expectations. Are you really being realistic in what you’re looking/asking for?

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