Ten Reasons You Won't Get the Job

Today is not your day
Today is not your day

Here are ten reasons you won't get the job.

  1. You remind the hiring manager of an ex-boyfriend. It didn't end well.
  2. Your hair reminds the interviewer of Ben Affleck's in DareDevil. He hated Daredevil.
  3. You aren't able to multiply 54 by 54 in your head when asked by the interviewer.
  4. The hiring manager is 30 minutes late to the interview, has 15 minutes left, and gets frustrated that you don't give enough detail in your answers to his questions.
  5. You have one dog hair on the lapel of your jacket.
  6. The interviewer's breath smells like onions. And she thinks you didn't brush your teeth.
  7. Somebody sees your name on an interview agenda and recognizes your name from a previous company. He tells the hiring manager you were a dolt. Or, maybe, he was thinking of somebody else...
  8. Your resume is two pages. Nobody's resume should be two pages. Or is it three? I forget.
  9. You are on-time for your interview. But you aren't ten minutes early. Then you would show some real initiative.
  10. The manager has an upset stomach today. SOMEBODY MUST PAY!

Remember: Sometimes the hiring process simply doesn't make sense.

P.S. - This is just as frustrating for the Corporate Recruiter as it is for you.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.