Why does it feel like I brush opportunity away?? (don't read if you don't want to see a whiny post)

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    Jul 20, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    So, I posted a while ago I feel like something very good might come along. And I get that feeling a lot (lots of calls and emails on my resume).

    But it seems for some reason, when it comes to seizing the opportunity or closing the job interview, I fall short. As a matter of fact it feels like I usually say or do something that takes a great opportunity and inadvertently push it off the table.

    This is driving me nuts! On a positive note, I met with a SVP at a Tier 1 As Agency yesterday, who gave me lots of constructive feedback. Said my strengths are in UX and Strategy.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 21, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    When you don't get a job, you need to call back and ask what you were lacking that the accepted applicant had. Then you'll know what the issue was.

    Attractive people get hired 10 times more often than unattractive people.

    You look hot enough to marry, let alone hire. So there must have been something in the interview that went wrong.

    You need to get feedback from all of those interview you went on and didn't get the job. Otherwise, your just fishing with a dead worm.

  • Webster666

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    Jul 21, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidWhen you don't get a job, you need to call back and ask what you were lacking that the accepted applicant had. Then you'll know what the issue was.

    Attractive people get hired 10 times more often than unattractive people.

    You look hot enough to marry, let alone hire. So there must have been something in the interview that went wrong.

    You need to get feedback from all of those interview you went on and didn't get the job. Otherwise, your just fishing with a dead worm.






    Interviewers aren't going to tell you why you didn't get hired.

    The #1 main reason people don't get hired: NO EXPERIENCE
    #2 --- You're too old
    #3 --- We need to fill a hiring quota (of minorities)