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America’s Career Maker Barry Layne Releases Top 15 Reasons that Job Seekers were Not Hired in 2007

Barry Layne, leading career authority known as America’s Career Maker, releases an in house study on the top 15 reasons job seekers were knocked out of consideration during their 2007 job interviews.

  • Poor personal appearance
  • Over aggressive
  • Inability to express self
  • Lack of a career purpose
  • Too passive
  • Lack of confidence
  • Evasive
  • Condemnation of past employer
  • Poor eye contact
  • Limp handshake
  • Late to interview
  • Ask about money too soon
  • Cynical
  • Complaining
  • Failure to express appreciation for interviewer’s time.

Barry Layne says, in a job interview, the interviewer is primarily interested in assessing three points about you: your competence, compatibility and your affordability. Hiring decisions are based not only on the interviewer’s rational analysis of your abilities, accomplishments and potential, but also upon the way he or she feels about you. Barry Layne concludes that the interviewer’s emotions play a very strong role in the hiring decision.Equally important is the manner in which you demonstrate your approach to problems. One way in which an interviewer will try to determine your attitude and problem-solving style is by asking questions of a sensitive or difficult nature.

Barry Layne finds in most cases, such questions are asked not to make one feel uncomfortable but to get information and to assess the compatibility with the hiring organization.

Barry Layne advises career management consulting firms throughout the US and Canada. Career management firms are not employment agencys. Their job is to guide clients through a process of career development; which often results in a promotion or new position. For more information contact 800-547-5112.

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