If you get a lot of interviews but no job offers or call-backs, it’s natural to wonder where you’re falling short. The folks at US News Money have a few suggestions, but one is particularly interesting: Use your tech savviness to do a little digging on who actually got the job.
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We’ll note straight away that they’re not suggesting you dig into this person’s past, personal life or contact them in any way — the tip here is to look through the company’s website and LinkedIn profile to see if they have announced any new hires, and eventually who on the service may have the job title or description that you interviewed for. Then you can peek at their background — what’s available publicly anyway — and see where your experience and skills differ from his or hers. If there’s a quantitative difference, you’ll be able to see it right away, and the difference may be a few things that are easily changed — or skills you have that just weren’t plainly listed on your resume.
In a worst case scenario, it can inform the types of jobs you apply for — maybe these companies are looking for someone with education or certifications you don’t have, even if you have the experience, for example. Whatever you do, a little research after the interview can help you figure out why you didn’t get the job. Hit the link below for a few more post-interview tips to help you figure out why you may be interviewing frequently but not getting the job offers you want.
What to Change If You’re Getting Interviews but No Job Offers [US News Money]