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When I work with job seekers I share with them what HR and hiring managers say about who they hire.
The job seeker’s greatest fear is not having enough check boxes on the application or the most experience. Yet leaders tell me it’s not the person with the most experience that gets the job.
by Bill Voigt
Founder, Nimbus Communication
You want that job! You need that job!
I worked with a job seeker who was really a very nice person— trustworthy, able to communicate well. Yet he was rejected for each job. We talked about what was said during these interviews that made them go sideways.
I suggested he wear a vest to his next interview. Of course he pointed out that nobody wears a vest anymore and I must be showing my age. I clarified that what I was suggesting is that he wear a “mental” vest to prevent interviews from going sideways. Sleeves on a vest are meaningless, representing any topic that is not really important. Yet many candidates take positions on unimportant items. Here is a vest sleeve the candidate discussed.