I'm Getting Job Interviews But No Job Offers - Why?
Nothing hurts more than rejection. Sometimes skilled applicants with appropriate experience get interviews, but no job offers. This can be an extremely demoralising position to be in. You clearly have the right knowledge and experience for the job to get all the way to the interview process but something is preventing you from receiving an offer.
Firstly send the company a letter or e-mail, thanking them for their time and ask for interview feedback, if feedback hasn’t already been given. This will give you some idea as to why you weren’t offered the role. Here are some reasons why you might not have been offered the job:
Lack of enthusiasm
You didn’t show enough enthusiasm for the job or company, you outlined how you would be perfect for the role but didn’t do it with any passion!
What you can do: Imagine you are putting on a show; the interviewer is likely to be interviewing multiple candidates back to back and can be very boring. You have to go in there and wake them up! Show off your personality as well as your knowledge and experience, many employers will agree you can teach anyone anything, but you can’t change their attitude.
A thank you letter
You didn’t send a thank you letter or e-mail, most candidates don’t but you should. This is an opportunity to further impress the hiring manager and demonstrate why you’re the best person for the job.
What do to: After your interview, aim to send out a thank you letter within 24 hours. Thanking the interviewer for their time and further emphasising why you are the ideal candidate for the job. If time is of the essence then send an e-mail. Thanking the interviewer is not only polite but it also shows your interest and passion for the role.
In reality there could be many reasons why you were unsuccessful at an interview. But, you can only fix what you know is broken. If the interviewer doesn't give you feedback then simply ask them. You can then go away and work on this in preparation for your next interview.
Don’t feel deflated and don’t give up, learn from it. Before your next interview, prepare your interview answers, take time choosing what to wear and practice a friendly and genuine greeting. Approach the interview with a positive attitude and show enthusiasm for the company and the job.