Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tons of interviews, but nothing

JT O’Donnell and Dale Dauten are workplace smarties.

A reader said he had had 13 face-to-face interviews, three long phone interviews, and 15 phone screens—but no offers.

They responded that the average length of unemployment these days is 7 mos.

But with all he had, it wasn’t time to panic, they said—but it was quarter to panic time.

With this many face-to-facers and no offer, a reference might be selling the guy out, they suggested. Have a friend call, see who says what.

Or you may be making a mistake in the interview. Maybe you are working too hard and coming across as a know-it-all, they said.

JT also said try asking questions…”What kind of personality would do best in this job?”

You may have to use the answer in your next interview, but it could be useful.

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