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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Doing Everything Right is Still No Guarantee.” In it, I discuss the hidden reasons you weren’t selected for the latest opportunity you applied for.

I meet people every day who are down on their luck. They’ve applied for job after job online and nothing is clicking. They’ve had a few phone interviews and even an in person interview or two. Their resume seems virtually flawless. They’re actively engaged in LinkendIn and regularly attending networking events.

They feel like they’re doing everything possible. But they must be doing something wrong because they haven’t landed their dream job yet. What could it be?

First, let me say that most people can improve on something. Whether it’s your elevator pitch, your resume, you cover letter, or even your wardrobe, we all have room for improvement.

However, when it comes to interviewing, it’s not always all about you. Just like in dating, sometimes it really is them. There are a number of situations that could be going on behind the scenes you may never know about. As you read these scenarios, consider the reasons an employer might not want to share these important details with you.

To learn about what’s going on behind the scenes and how to cope, read my entire Memphis Daily News column here:


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