Why did Bob get a job offer and Joe didn’t? A true story.
Bob was ready for his interview. He wore a suit and tie, shined shoes, a portfolio that included extracopies of his resume, his accomplishments, a list of questions, and letters of recommendations.
Joe came into the interview not wearing a tie; no copies of his resume, shoes scuffed up, and chewed gum.
Bob did his homework. He researched our company, he knew our big “opportunities”, studied the managers that he would be interviewing with, communicated how he could add value, was likable, and asked for the job.
Joe assumed that since we found him on LinkedIn, that he would coast through the hiring process.
Bob sent follow up thank you e-mails and hand written thank you cards.
Joe never followed up.
Bob starts in two weeks.