Why is Job Hunting so Frustrating?

by Pranav Ramesh
May 11, 2017
The Frustration and Difficulty of Job Searching

You know the feeling – There’s that moment during or after the interview when you realize an opportunity has passed you by. Then you need to figure out where you went wrong and find a way to fix it, but where do you start?

As a candidate applying for a new position, have you ever had an experience when you did not receive any feedback from your application or interview?

Most likely, your answer would be yes. The interesting thing about this is that most companies and recruiters choose to spend very little time dealing with the applicants that may be unqualified or of no interest to them. A typical week for a recruiter includes numerous interviews with varying candidates, discussions with the hiring managers to get feedback, and sometimes reviewing the responsibilities of the position.

Related: 15 Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Job Search

 

If you’re lucky enough to get a critique or some feedback after an interview, it should be about your interviewing skills or the quality of your answers. Not getting the job is always hard, however you could also learn from your experience. Getting feedback on why you didn’t get the job could be incredibly helpful as you continue in your search. Here are some tips that could give you a better chance of receiving feedback after an interview:

  • Ask Appropriate Questions – Instead of directly asking why you weren’t offered the position, ask a more productive question such as how you could improve your interviewing technique.
  • Keep it Short and to the Point – There’s no need to be personal or give long explanations because that can come off as being needy or too emotional.
  • Be Grateful – Thank your interviewer for their time and feedback on why you didn’t get past the interview step.

If you do receive feedback, read through it carefully so that you can improve in the future. Happy job hunting!

 

Looking for opportunities in IT? Visit our Jobs page to learn more.

Or you can get in touch with us at hello@ptechpartners.com.

 

About the Company: 

Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) has partnered with some of the biggest Fortune brands to offer excellence of service and best-in-class team building for the last 25 years. 

PTP’s diverse and global team of recruiting, consulting, and project development experts specialize in a variety of IT competencies which include:  

  • Cybersecurity,  
  • DevOps,  
  • Cloud Computing,  
  • Data Science,  
  • AI/ML, and  
  • Salesforce  

Peterson Technology Partners is an equal opportunities employer. As an industry leader in IT consulting and recruitment, specializing in diversity hiring, we aim to help our clients build equitable workplaces.  

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