Why You Didn’t Get the Job

With a down economy, most of us have heard accounts of a job seeker sending out 100, 200, perhaps 300 résumés without getting even one response. These anecdotes are often received by sympathetic ears who commiserate and then share their personal stories of a failed job search. To anyone who has sent out large quantities of résumés without any response or interviews, I offer this advice:

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9 Questions to Ask Yourself After Getting Rejected for a Job

There’s no way around it: getting rejected from a job is the absolute worst. Whether you made it to the final round of interviews or never heard a peep from the recruiter, you’re probably struggling to figure out what the heck went wrong.

Losing out on a job you were really excited about is a total bummer, but it could also be a golden opportunity for growth. Taking time to reflect on where things might have gone wrong will undoubtedly make you a better, more confident job seeker and interviewer.

Ready for a little honest self-reflection? We’ve rounded up seven probing questions that’ll help you get started.

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11 Tips For Getting a Job Without Experience

Everyone who starts out in the working world will encounter the dreaded Permission Paradox: you cannot find a job without experience, yet you cannot get any experience without a job. It’s a textbook Catch-22 that’s discouraging and seems almost impossible to overcome. Almost. Our 11 tips for getting a job without experience can help you go from zero to hero in a very reasonable amount of time (job hunting is never quick!).

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