Interview requests are a good sign that you have what it takes to be a prospective employee. However, if you’re cut after the interview, there might be something wrong.
Here are some reasons why you aren’t getting job offers:
1. You may not be the perfect fit. It is possible that the hiring manager could see that you didn’t fit with the company culture. Keep in mind that interviewers are always on the lookout for people who will fit in the work environment and culture. Many hiring managers go by gut feeling when it comes to hiring people. Prepare and use the interview process to your advantage by learning more about the company through their official website and various social media platforms.
Dig deeper if you can and conduct informational reviews with other people who work for or are connected to the company you are applying to. Getting to know the company and the people involved better will help you convey how much you fit with their culture and work environment (if you discover that you do).
2. Saying irrelevant things. It is possible that you tend to talk too much during the interview without offering relevant information. Don’t provide safe, general answers to questions. And keep in mind that you are not obliged to say everything you are thinking. Focus on information that is related to the job you are applying for. Be specific, and get straight to the point, allowing each word to strengthen you as a candidate.
3. You don’t look interested. Be enthusiastic during the interview. Show how interested you are in working for the company—not just for the pay, but because you want to be of help to them. If the work seems boring and uninteresting, think of other factors of the work experience that will benefit you. You can become a better employee when faced with challenging situations, allowing you to build your professional reputation.
Interviews are not easy. Expect to be in competition. Arrive well prepared, and prove to the employer that you would be an ideal fit.