Chapter 4Why Candidates Do Not Get Hired

It is often hard to determine the exact reason an interviewer does not extend a job offer. Sometimes even the interviewer cannot pinpoint the basis for a negative decision—simply a gut feeling. But in other cases, the interviewer can cite concrete examples of why things went wrong. You, as the candidate, may not be able to recognize these blunders, so you remain in the dark as to why you were not hired. That’s not so good, especially as you want to become employed.

With interviewers’ fickleness always in play, it is paramount that you effectively manage the aspects of the interview over which you have control. This chapter provides an overview of controllable gaffes you need to be aware of, lest they cost ...

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