Activity Interview Tip: The Number one Reason why Why You Don't Get Employed

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Have you ever questioned why you didn’t get employed although you had been very best for the task?

Mistake Alert

Most of the people assume they get employed on account of their {qualifications}. In doing so, they fritter away such a lot power within the interview specializing in their revel in prior to they know which portions in their revel in and {qualifications} the employer is maximum all for. At this level, you should be considering whaaaaaa?

The Glaring

You might be in a role interview of a few sort. The employer, thru its motion of spending time to talk with you, thinks you’re certified—on paper.

The No longer-So-Glaring

You in truth get a role interview on account of your {qualifications}. You get the task for 3 causes, none of which might be your {qualifications}.

Why Do You Get the Activity?

In line with my remark from hundreds of interviews between my purchasers (the hiring firms) and task applicants (potential staff), I have concluded a candidate’s attainment of the task is in large part contingent on 3 often-undetectable luck components:

• The candidate’s talent to successfully articulate his or her {qualifications} and attainable contributions (encoding)
• The interviewer’s talent to correctly interpret the candidate’s {qualifications} (interpreting)
• The interviewer’s capability to bear in mind the candidate (reminiscence)

All of it comes down on your talent to be in contact how your {qualifications} fit what the employer wishes.

The three-Step Repair

1. Stay the 3 the explanation why you get employed in thoughts. Consciousness and awareness (of those problems) is vital to luck. In fact, normal awareness is just too. ☺

2. When requested an interview query, don’t rush to percentage your awesomeness until you recognize which a part of your awesomeness the interviewer and employer wishes to grasp. (This is, it doesn’t topic should you’re implausible. You wish to have to glue the dots for the employer how your fabulousness fits what it wishes!) Every so often the task interviewer’s query is particular and she or he identifies obviously what’s wanted. Different occasions, the interviewer is imprecise. Be sure you glance prior to you jump.

3. Ask a clarifying query (if want be) to zone in on precisely what data the interviewer wishes to grasp to resolve whether or not you’re a nice have compatibility. That is particularly useful within the wake of the feared and horribly useless, “Please inform me about your self,” query. (See Bonus Segment for extra.)


Andrew LaCivita is an the world over identified govt recruiter, award-winning creator, instructor, and founder and leader govt officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s devoted his occupation to serving to other folks and corporations understand their attainable, consulting to greater than 200 organizations and counseling greater than 11 thousand people. He usally serves as a relied on media useful resource and is the award-winning creator of Interview Intervention, Out of Achieve however in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies.




  • Andrew LaCivita

    May 15, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    Hi Everyone, I know job interviews are tough. Let me know what you struggle with in your interviews and I'll be happy to help. Also, check out my free webinar 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview for so much more help: Attendees get a FREE EBOOK TITLED ACE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW: MASTER THE BEST RESPONSES TO THE 14 MOST EFFECTIVE JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS. Now, let me have those questions!

  • Zidhaan 2000

    April 16, 2019 - 7:57 am

    I applied to a job about a week ago which is out of my town . I have a relative who work there . I came to this town on his reccomendation so that when they call for interview i can be there . When i came here the interview got delayed and had to wait for a week . Tommorrow is the day which the interview is suppose to be held and i realised today that they are giving me the silent treatment sigh.

  • Rebecca Phillips

    April 18, 2019 - 1:00 am

    Employers want enthusiasm and you can’t fake that

  • THX 1138

    April 18, 2019 - 2:49 pm

    I am not currently looking for a job but for some reason this came up as a recommended video. You sir, are an angel. Wish I had this advice 20 years ago. I already know it now but you are helping out the younger ones. Well done sir, well done.

  • ya zhao

    April 19, 2019 - 5:42 pm

    esterday, I had an interview of my dream job; which a entry level microbiologist position. I accidentally told the interviewers of the shutdown rumor of my current company that led to many people’s quitting. (PS: My current company is the client of the company I was interviewing yesterday, and they knew the company is shutting down). Would this mistake made me lose the opportunity?

  • Elizabeth Orozco

    April 20, 2019 - 8:36 pm

    This was absolutely helpful! Wow, honest, direct, and to the point. Thank you so much!

  • Always Relieved

    April 24, 2019 - 2:51 am

    You know what? I'm just sick about all this! If you wanna hire me great if not you lose it! It's better to focus on being an entrepreneur so you don't have to deal with those stupid HR/Executives or whatever they are being called, they are sometimes not even half of good as you are. I know amazing people that unfortunately are not good in communication and I know lazy and stupid people that just because they talk a lot they "fit" the company culture. No way! I'll do my best and if it doesn't work fuck them! Period ,don't feel bad if you get rejected, they lose it!

  • Dan Zuck

    April 24, 2019 - 7:20 pm

    Good point!

  • Frank Peto

    April 25, 2019 - 1:49 am

    Great video! very insightful. Thank you!!

  • SOLO 304

    April 25, 2019 - 2:47 am

    Right, it's all about the prejudices or biases of the manager. The management personnel are generally narcissists. Yes, they are! They choose other non-feeling people.

  • Dvenchy

    April 26, 2019 - 3:40 pm

    They hire who they like. Qualifications only get you the interview. You have to read who they are and what they want and let them know that you will become whatever robot they want.

  • SARAH Greenwood

    April 26, 2019 - 10:34 pm

    I don't get hired based off of experience. I was told that specifically. Being right out of college what do you do?!

  • inturn23

    April 29, 2019 - 6:01 am

    Thanks Andrew!

  • xoxoxov

    April 30, 2019 - 12:27 am

    What to say if you got fired for no fault of your own? Shall we say we were fired or we left?

  • Alex Baker

    May 6, 2019 - 1:51 pm

    Problem with videos like this is making blanket statements about all jobs.

    Applying for an accounting job is much different than a trades job. A lot of trades you will be sharing an apartment with someone during the week. People tend to look for a good personally fit vs skills.

    The trades have a lot of issues with safety unlike an accounting job. Addressing this can be powerful.

    The trades have 3 kinds of people. Drop outs who need a job to pay for addictions, immigrant cheap labor, and a true tradesman who take pride in their work and the value they add to our community. Perhaps they are a 2nd or 3rd generation in that trade. Even if you are ethnically part of the immigrant population you could easily separate yourself into the last category instead of the second.

    Apparently there is an idea that you should never talk about your personal life in an interview. I recently heard this advice at a job center and I called them out. We had a union trades hiring manager present who ended up agreeing with me. People tend to hire for the why and The who. Who we are and why we do it. If you are applying for a job they most likely have a stack of people with similar qualifications. People want connection. People want their beliefs confirmed.

    I think the problem is most people who make videos like this are in the professional realm.

  • Nemitri

    May 10, 2019 - 5:45 pm

    The meta job: your job is making sure people are prepared for jobs

  • Batman IsinGOTHAM

    May 13, 2019 - 4:05 am

    Andrew is simply amazing , I really respect the work you do and highly appreciate you taking your time to help all of us . Thank you very much

  • The Goatishere

    May 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    I got rejected 34 times in last 2 years. So I started my own wee business. Now hiring people. Thanking those who rejected me.

  • Keepitfresh02

    May 14, 2019 - 7:39 am

    been qualified on paper about 12 times in the last 3 months. no job offer Lol

  • Gary Vance

    May 14, 2019 - 7:10 pm

    Do you feel like group interviews are impersonal and disingenuous? How do applicants overcome being male? I know there are a lot of push for diversity and i'm pretty liberal myself. How does one overcome a manager that is snarky and hates you because of who you are?

  • Austin France

    May 15, 2019 - 4:28 pm

    It’s hilarious that you assume we even get the courtesy of a rejection email

  • catandbirdlover06

    May 20, 2019 - 1:32 pm

    The interview process feels rigged. I kind of feel like why bother obtaining different skills if employers hire based on the ability to bs through an interview.

  • Wellard Tee

    May 22, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    Thank you sir that will help me a lot in getting in a interview process but it is okay to answer a question to a question just to clarify things?

  • Jack Doyle

    May 29, 2019 - 10:01 am

    am i the only person looking at the car through the window

  • Djelari Ghana

    May 29, 2019 - 4:46 pm

    i see bad fits who are qualified get hired all the time but i get the point.

  • damien Smith

    May 31, 2019 - 4:39 am

    I wish employers will just respond and let the candidate know the job is theirs.

  • Bella

    June 13, 2019 - 3:39 am

    It’s impossible to meet employer’s needs in 2019. Employers expect robots and perfection now and panel interviews definitely don’t help as they are subjective. I’m about done with these awful employers.

  • Ihab Al Adem

    June 13, 2019 - 8:43 am

    Great, such a video will improve, shape and strength me to know how to well prepare for interview or other meeting even after getting hired

  • Norman Erram Jr.

    June 18, 2019 - 11:35 am

    I had my 1st interview last last week and I didnt receive any further calls (guess I was rejected).

    I had my 2nd interview last week, i passed that interview and I should be scheduled for my next interview but i dont have my Transcript of Records yet so they advised me to send a copy/screenshot of grades in their email and wait for further updates, until now I didnt receive any calls or sms.

    Ive decided to find more job openings, I will have my 3rd interview by Thursday, I really hope I can give my best with that interview.

    Finding a job is rally hard when the position your applying for is RARE and the location of their office was too far from your home.

    When they're inviting me for an interview Im telling them to withdrawn my application. It happened with several companies because of my indecisiveness.

  • E1 March

    June 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    i got rejected everywhere even at mcdonalds im a pretty good kid, strong work ethic and i have job experience, honestly im just tired of applying honestly im willing to do anything at this point to make some cash.

  • OH Global

    June 24, 2019 - 1:28 am

    I don't need them

  • mohamedsafwt attar

    June 26, 2019 - 2:02 pm

    Maybe they just do not want to hire you in way of manipulation lol

  • quasipseudo1

    June 27, 2019 - 8:09 pm

    The best looking candidate ALWAYS gets hired… competence is irrelevant!

  • Mr Smith

    June 29, 2019 - 12:47 am

    This is the first video I've watched after applying for over 100 jobs in the last 18 months and having only about 15 interviews (all of which I've been rejected from even after 2nd stage). I live in regional Victoria, Australia. There are no jobs in the regional areas so I'm forced to apply for jobs in the city where no one will consider my application given the distance (it's 90 minutes to the city for me). One thing about ALL interviews is that they are completely subjective. I've often "felt" what the interviewers are thinking the moment I walk into the room and shake hands. I've had many "empowered bitches" write me off immediately and interview has been a complete waste of time on both sides. Some 2nd interviews I've had the interviewers insinuate that I wasn't smart enough to do, even though I was put forward after the first interview. One thing in common is that they ALL didn't reply with feedback, not even to tell me I was not successful. Do they delibertaly avoid emailing or calling for fear of retribution?

  • Rey Escobar

    July 2, 2019 - 3:03 pm

    Got fired for having curly hair. Now my felony is coming around to huant me. Sucks because it's all about looks. Then having severe anxiety doesn't bring out my best qualities. Even with a portfolio of my work, and pictures of me swinging my mallet n hammer I dont get a call back. Still dont get this job crap. Doesn't feel right. I'm able, willing n capable. Why the whole headache. Just give me the job🤦‍♂️

  • Eddie Byrne

    July 4, 2019 - 5:59 am

    I wore my balaclava and brought along my sawn off shotgun, ( under and over). I dont get it , I even said id work on Christmas.

  • Neil Pullan

    July 5, 2019 - 9:12 am

    Thank you so much Andrew

  • Jeffrey Smith

    July 9, 2019 - 2:10 pm

    Job candidate goes into interviewer's office.
    Interviewer says, "Tell me about yourself." Candidate answers.
    Interviewer asks, "Where do you want to be in five years?" Candidate answers.
    Interviewer asks, "If you could be any animal, what would you be?"
    Secretary calls 911 to report an assault.

  • NPC 04173

    July 12, 2019 - 3:06 am

    In other words, your hypothesis is that employers are moronic chickens running around with their heads cut off.

    I literal surround by genius. Is smart this.

  • NPC 04173

    July 12, 2019 - 3:09 am

    American business culture is extremely toxic.

  • USA

    July 18, 2019 - 3:25 pm

    Rule 1 …………………………….Never put your future in another persons hands
    Rule 2……………………………..rule 1

  • el el Batel

    July 19, 2019 - 5:46 am

    They don't hired me cause I'm attractive they got jealous

  • x carraski

    July 23, 2019 - 10:45 am

    So I got rejected today and I feel depressed and I just don't wanna live 😢

  • 1989maihan

    July 30, 2019 - 2:40 pm

    My view is that interviews are useless. 1. Extroverts would thrive. Introverts don't stand a chance. 2. The interviewer is only getting a small sample of who you are as a person.
    Imagine a world where interviewers could see employee stats and hire them based on historical performance

  • Shimatta

    July 31, 2019 - 1:08 pm

    Watching this after a job interview cut too short. Can you please ask questions related to the job rather than having an interrogation about my life. Who knows I might get it, the only thing I lack is experience because you're supposed to be borne with it *sarcasm*.

  • Maritza Estrada

    August 6, 2019 - 12:57 pm

    My opinion from experience, be yourself because it all boils down to if the person conducting the interview likes you or not! Was there chemistry ? I recently went on a job interview and my answers where followed up with well the last candidate said this, the lady kept rebutting my answers with her last experience.. Smh.. I had to say that i am not your last candidate! Ya it went south after that 😬

  • BitterSwt02

    August 20, 2019 - 6:10 am

    My kryptonite questions are…." tell me about a time when you ______" followed by something very specific. Sometimes I just struggle with remembering a specific moment that meets the brief. I've heard to come back to it, but, I tried it once and trying to jog my memory while remaining thoughtful in my other responses distracted me the entire interview. Heres the most recent: Tell me about a time when a senior leader gave you a really "out there" request. What was it and how did you handle it?

  • TheArbiter

    August 20, 2019 - 3:04 pm

    I once got told I was the #2 candidate. That was not a fun phone call… :/

  • Jose Velasquez

    August 22, 2019 - 2:50 pm

    Great information. I had some interviews where i felt that was a very good connection with the interviewer and never called me after for the next interview. This tip will make me arrange my ideas and improve my communication. Thanks

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