You’ve followed all the tips, got all the right qualifications and experiences, practiced all the questions, bought the right clothes and said the right things – but you’re still not getting anywhere with your job search. You’re probably ready to give up by now, feeling like this process is just totally hopeless – right? Wrong.
When thanking the interviewer for their time after hearing the final decision, politely ask if it is at all possible to have a little feedback on what you could have improved on, or what you did wrong. It could be something you were completely oblivious to, or it could be nothing at all (e.g. you did nothing wrong, but your competition did everything completely right). Either way, it could definitely provide an insight.
Monitor the attitude.
Do you think that a string of rejection letters could cause a person to act like a failure? What sets a confident person aside from the rest? Body language, mood, and general attitude are absolutely crucial to the first-impression making process. Treat every interview like your first! No matter where it is or who is interviewing you, make all the same effort as you did in the beginning.
(of course – you didn’t think we’d leave this one out?!). If you’re about to suffer from a serious job search burn out, you should you really get yourself down to your local recruitment office. Not only is it our most fundamental service to fill vacancies, we also know the people in the right places, so can forward your details if we see fit. You really do have nothing to lose!