3 Reasons You Were Rejected for an Interview

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Here are the three main reasons you were rejected for an interview sight unseen.

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Three reasons you got turned down sight unseen. Number one is you don’t have the qualifications to do the job or at least your resume doesn’t make a case for it. So why should they interview you? Number two. You’ve got a lot of spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes. Bring your stuff through a grammar checker and a spelling checker in Microsoft Word. It’s just going to save you from stupid mistakes that make it easy for them to turn you down. And the third one, which most people don’t pay attention to, but should– a bad online presence. Maybe your resume and LinkedIn profile aren’t congruent. Maybe you act like a jerk online and they find this stuff.

Be smart about your online presence because firms do check your social media to see how you present yourself. There’s a lot more on my website, TheBigGameHunter.us. Go to the blog. There’s a ton there to help.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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4 Responses
  1. XtremeFPS_

    Another reason I don’t put my name online. My Facebook ain’t even my name, not one word. If ya Google me you won’t find jack.

    1. JobSearchTV

      I hear you. For me, I want to be visible. I know someone I represented years ago wasn’t interviewed for an assistant trader position because my client found info about his trading losses and didn’t want to share anything from their trading system with him.

  2. Maurice Levie

    You were too expensive. In a down market, bottom feeders come out.

    From last week’s interactions: “we’re looking for a senior network engineer with 10+ years experience. Max pay is $60K”. I politely advised them to look in 1994.

    1. JobSearchTV

      Generally, they won’t know what you are looking for until the two of you speak. These three examples are pre-conversation.

      *_AND_* your example is true with the conversation with the screener.

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