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.
For every 30 job applications I receive one generic rejection and the rest are ignored. My inbox now almost gives me a sympathetic smile and braces for the worst each time I excitedly open an email from a prospective employer. From my endless applications I have only received feedback twice which vaguely informs me that the company loved my personality, but they've selected someone with more experience.
Do you think it’s possible you might be a jerk? It’s a rude question, I know, but not a totally absurd one. After all, we’re surrounded by jerks – if you don’t believe me, glance at the headlines, drive home during rush hour, or check Twitter – so, statistically, it’s entirely plausible that one of them is you. I’m sure you don’t feel like a jerk, of course. But nobody does. Partly that’s because few of us like to believe anything negative about ourselves.