There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
By cloaking your obnoxiousness in absent-mindedness, you don’t even have to admit you’re being a jerk.
As you approach a job change, consider how you would ideally exit your workplace. Keep in mind that how you leave a job is as importance, if not more so, than how you arrived at the new one.
Qualified for a position, applied, but the interview was cancelled once scheduled, or you are not asked back for a second interview? Check the items above, did you commit any of these blunders - are you a high maintenance jobseeker?
Getting a hiring manager to return your phone message. Far too many jobseekers, use the same phone call etiquette as they would to a friend or family member who knows who they are. Little thought is given to creating a message that will be returned by the employer.