Just because they haven’t replied to your texts doesn’t mean they’re ignoring you We live, according to the cliche, in an age of “instant communication”. Only we don’t. The truth is the sense that everyone could get back to you immediately, if they wanted to – and the anxiety that follows when they don’t. Emails, … Continue reading There’s a lonely kind of craziness in falling out with people who have no idea you’ve fallen out.
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.