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What's My Problem?

What’s My Problem?

Ep 666 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question he saw on Quora from someone lamenting that he or she doesn’t know what they are doing wrong.

 

Summary

I saw the question on Quora today and wanted to respond to it. Here's the question that will provide the answer to. "If you apply for many job interviews and had very little response, how do you know which aspect is the problem? The job market? The resume? The cover letter? Inadequate work history? Or just dumb luck." The questioner continues on, Talking about their personal experience, "for the past year, I have had phone interviews, in-house interviews and serious inquiries but I only seem to be teased and nothing pans out and I don't know what goes wrong. or how to improve for future inquiries.

Here's a simple formula that you can look at to puzzle it out. If you're sending out your resume and not getting responses, usually the problem is the resume. . If you are getting interviews and not getting 2nd interviews, you are not doing phone or in-person interviews as well as you think you are. If you not being invited in for in-person interviews or seconds, you don't do phone interviews real well. If you're getting through those and getting to finalist phase and not getting job offers, well, you just don't do that part well. Finally, if you are getting to the finalist phase, normally, they'll bring back two people for the final interviews And you are talking about money, you're not doing salary negotiation real well.

So, you have to break down the process a little bit. In this case, She or he doesn't interview as well, as they think they do.

I don't blame it on the job market.. I don't blame it on the resume because the resume got them in the door for the interview (or maybe the network got them in the door) but, at the end of the day if they are getting in for interviews and they're not getting past the screening round,, I can be pretty clear that this person just doesn't interview that well.

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