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I recently interviewed for a client-side marketing manager role with a global company. I’ve been engaged with the company for over a year and built a network of internal advocates. One of my internal contacts was the hiring manager who promised to do whatever she could to help me get hired. The position was on her team and she told me to apply. After five interviews I was not selected although I met all of requirements and more. I’ve yet to from her as to why. Would you fight this?

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OP there just might have a been a candidate who was a better fit/more qualified or your contact was out voted by someone above them. Maybe you just didn’t mesh with the other interviewers. Happens all the time. What exactly would you fight? Unless you want come across as an entitled, ungrateful jerk, just say thank you to her for her taking the time to get you this far. At this point, you can either burn a bridge or be gracious and be considered for future roles that may open up.

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I’m not sure “fighting it” is wise in any case. There’s a point where you didn’t fit or dodging a bullet. And that’s ok. Graceful interview skills and feedback reception is a lost art with people. Don’t make your friend regret recommending you and having to have your resume thrown into the round file.

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