Why Hiring Managers Don’t Call

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

In an article of Why Hiring Managers Don’t Call there are six reasons why you may be left wondering why the didn’t call.  To me, it’s a lot like dating.  Your gut or your on-the-ground intelligence may be able to tell you why you didn’t get a call back.  In some cases you may never know.  Here are a few reasons to consider:

  1. They think you’re overqualified.  If you suspect that may be why you haven’t been hired consider thinking through the reasons why and preparing to explain yourself in the interview.  Not sure if this is the case, run through your details with someone you trust.  My husband is the one who pointed out that I might need to explain why I left Seattle for Bellingham.  Answering that question made all the difference on one assignment I was able to take on!
  2. The position no longer exists.  I once interviewed for a role, did all the proper follow-up and still didn’t get a call back.  It turns out, I was told much later, that the position was on hold.  I happened to be near the office some time later and saw that the woman I was considered to replace was still there!  There have been times when I’ve interviewed for a role and it wasn’t clear until the interview that there was never a job available, the hiring manager for simple getting his ducks/resumes in a row.

About tadedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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