3 (Possible) Reasons Why You Didn’t Get That Job Offer

Posted on Feb 22 2016 - 12:17pm by genny

I’m sure we all agree that job interviews can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Having said that, actually making it as far as being invited for an interview is fantastic as it shows that the employer thinks you might be the person they are looking for.

Imagine you go for an interview and give it your best, and you actually even think it went well when people ask or just when you’re generally reflecting on the session – you’re pretty positive and almost certain you got the job.

Then 2 weeks later, you get the dreaded rejection e-mail you were totally not expecting. The thing is that sometimes, a seemingly amazing interview doesn’t translate to a job offer. Sometimes it just means that there was someone else more qualified / suited for the role than you, but other times, it could be that you shot yourself in the foot without even knowing it. Watch / listen below to discover 3 often overlooked reasons why you didn’t get that job offer.

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  1. Stephen February 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    The thin line between confidence and arrogance. That’s a very dicey one because you can never guess the mindset of the interviewer to know what he would view as arrogant or confident. Although I agree that no matter who is interviewing you that Air line example with the guy comparing with British airways was over the line .
    This is where choice of words is very important.

  2. genny February 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Stephen, yes I definitely agree with you – it depends on the interviewer and that’s why I used the somewhat extreme example just to show how far a fresh graduate shouldn’t go and also highlight that your choice of words is important. Thanks for your comment 😀

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