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I’m a little shocked.. Not to sound cocky but typically when I interview I get the job. Got through phone interview and 2 hour in person — but did not proceed to third round.

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It doesn’t mean that you did something wrong, just that it wasn’t the best fit. They may have found a candidate that checked all their boxes and more, but it doesn’t mean that you didn’t check all the boxes for the job.

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Maybe the CEO’s niece or nephew came in after you... that’s what i always tell myself.

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This may be my first experience with ageism. In-house, not agency. Very interesting! I’m 45.

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Honestly I think, at the end, it will always come down to money! Just by looking at your resume they know your rate!

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Same thing recently happened to me. Also client side.

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Following. Typically when I interview, I don't get the job. There could be any number of reasons why you didn't proceed. Have they offered feedback? Ask them.

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I literally read this over the phone verbatim and he said my past experience matched what they were looking for but other candidates had extra experience.

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Well then unless they're lying, it's the extra experience.

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I found this GREAT way to ask for feedback :

You could say to the hiring manager, ‘I’ve been in a hiring role in the past myself, so I know how difficult it can be, but I’ve often found there’s one thing in everybody I really like and one thing I wasn’t crazy about. Could you share with me the thing where I fell short, and the one thing you really liked?’

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