When you don't get hired, do you blame yourself or the HR office?

Some job that you exceed the qualifications and experience they are looking for, but not hired. I have been applying for jobs, some jobs I am pretty sure I am not going to get, because I meet the minimum requirements, while other jobs I exceed the minimum requirements in all catagories. But still not hired. Why am I not getting hired?

Asked By: Gardenfoot - 9/22/2009
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there are probably 50-100 people applying for every job opening out there - there is more to getting hired than just your qualifications on your resume - maybe you have TOO MUCH experience for some of the jobs, your are looking for too much money, or you said the wrong thing during an interview, or someone else had... More
Answered By: Doctor Deth - 9/22/2009
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Most places do a "personality" quiz, and if you don't pass that, no matter what your requirements are, they won't hire you.
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Answered By: Landin - 9/22/2009
you are not getting hired because someone is better than you in education, work experiences, good references from prior employers, more appropriately dressed, better look, talk better, better interviewer answers, etc., etc.,
Answered By: T E - 9/22/2009
blame the HR office, if you are over qualified, they would need to compensate you if the original position was intended to be an entry level one. alot of places have something called an "HR association" in which, the hr managers from most companies in an area get together supposedly to help each other but alot of times... More
Answered By: wesley - 9/22/2009
If you need something to blame, blame the job market. It's the worst that it has been in decades. There are hundreds and possibly thousands of potential applicants for every new position so the probability of being hired for any given position is relatively low. Most companies are not expanding and others are... More
Answered By: JamesT - 9/22/2009
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