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You Didn't Get The Interview, Here Is What You're Doing Wrong

If you are regularly feeling stagnant, bored, or angry at work, there is a chance you are unfulfilled. If there has been no growth or new challenges and you’ve pursued that growth actively, it might be time to start looking for a new job or make a career change.

Nailing an interview can be tough and you may have found yourself applying for 20 jobs and still not receiving a callback. What are you doing wrong?

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You Didn't Get the Interview, Here is What You're Doing Wrong

You applied for multiple positions - Depending on the size of the company, the same HR team may be reviewing many, if not all of the applications. If you apply to several roles, you might think you are showing that you just want to get in, but it can read to an HR person that you don't know what you want or where you best add value. This can hurt your chances of ever getting an interview. Instead, pick the one that appeals to you the most and stick with that one only.

You didn't sell yourself - How can you articulate in your cover letter and resume that you would be a good fit? It may take some rearranging. Use the cover letter as an opportunity to show you're tailor-made for the company. Look at it as an opportunity to communicate why you are a great fit for the job. It's ok to be a bit personal and show your interests and passions. Don't overthink it or be overly formal in the approach.

You didn't follow up - Did you send a follow-up email? Did you attempt to connect with anyone on LinkedIn? These extra steps can set you apart from hundreds of other applicants if you know how to execute them.

Check out our feature in Bustle, How To Write Cold Email & Not Get Rejected.

"Be creative and find a way to establish a personal connection (within reason). Maybe you didn't attend the same school but went to school in the same state. Use that! 'I noticed you went to Duke! I went to Davidson. How did you like living in Raleigh? I am hoping you can help a fellow Southerner with the following situation...' The more you can establish a connection, the more likely you are to stand out."

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