So, you got a job interview with a finance firm. You have the interview, and you think it went well. Now, it’s time to play the waiting game, but the call you want never comes. You did not get the call back with a job offer.
There are many potential reasons you aren’t getting a call back after interviewing, and not all of them have to do with you. Our finance recruiters compiled this list of common reasons you didn’t get a call back:
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Internal Changes at the Company
Things can change at a moment’s notice. COVID-19 is a perfect example of this. Last March, there were plenty of companies in the process of hiring new talent, then COVID stopped everything in its tracks. Sometimes you don’t get a call back, not because of you, but because of something that changed with the company.
Your Salary Expectations Are Out of Alignment
There is only so much a company can afford to pay talent. If your salary expectations are out of alignment with what a company is willing to pay, then you may not get a call back. Budgetary considerations are always factored into hiring decisions.
There Was a More Qualified Candidate
You never know who you are up against. Sometimes there is a candidate who is just better suited for the job than you. This is not a knock on your skills or experience; there was simply a better candidate. Similarly, perhaps the company hasn’t finished the interview process or met all of the candidates.
You Didn’t Meet All the Qualifications
To get a job offer, you need to check all the boxes. Sometimes you check most of the boxes. Perhaps you lack experience in a certain area the company deems very important. Or maybe you didn’t have quite the right type of experience.
You Failed to Impress the Interviewer
You’re up against a lot of great talent during interviews. You need to make a great first impression and be memorable. If you don’t, another candidate will swoop in and steal the spotlight. Be well prepared, be ready to answer the questions concisely, and try to make a connection.
You will not get a call back for most of the interviews you go on. It’s just part of the interview process. But, once you complete an interview, don’t sit back and wait. Continue to apply and go on other interviews. The process doesn’t stop until you get a job offer.
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