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Old 07-30-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Think interview as dating. As a guy, you can show your strong interest in a girl but it doesn't help you to get her.

What you need to show is how you are better than other candidates. You are more professional, knowledgeable, better work ethics, better personality etc. Those are the things that really count.
You can also think of it like some salespeople do...it's a numbers game....every rejection is a milestone you have to pass to get to the next "yes"

I know that's a little cheesy but maybe it'll help keep your determination up. Also, you could think of each fruitless interview as a chance to hone your self-selling skills that much more.

Don't give up, you'll get there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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You can also think of it like some salespeople do...it's a numbers game....every rejection is a milestone you have to pass to get to the next "yes"

I know that's a little cheesy but maybe it'll help keep your determination up. Also, you could think of each fruitless interview as a chance to hone your self-selling skills that much more.

Don't give up, you'll get there.
It is not a number game. You need to tune it as you go. Repeating the same thing but hoping for different results is called insanity.

The best way to improve this is to ask some hiring manager friends to do a mock interview with you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Try applying for a year online and in person at the age of 58, having my resumes critiqued since I thought I was doing something wrong (everybody says it seems OK) and not even getting a call back. I followed up a Burger King application with a manager my brother knew who looked at me and the cute young thing that applied at the same time and he said to me "really"? She was gone a couple of months later but still no call. I have spent this last year pounding the pavement and attending job fairs and have been told unofficially that employers would rather hire young people since they can mold them and older workers are stubborn and set in their ways.
Its crazy my dad is going through the same thing. Has 30 years of experience, masters degree, tons of certifications and can't find nothing....likely because of his age.
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