I’m interviewing for jobs that would essentially lead to a minor career pivot. I have gotten to 4 straight final rounds (4-5 interviews and a presentation for each company) to be told I’m second choice in favor of someone with more experience. I’m losing my mind and so tired of interviewing tbh. What can I do differently, or do I just need to chill out and wait for a company to say yes?

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been there :-\ The one thing that made a difference for me was having a personal referral. I know it's harder to do and find but really does make you stand out as a first choice candidate. Try reaching out to friends and family and let them ALL KNOW that you are looking for a new job. You never know!

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I do feel like it gave me the edge but I guess, who knows for sure! I agree though, referrals are a help in getting the interview

I should add that my presentations are awesome and get great feedback. Also welcome any tips you have for figuring out if this is gonna be the outcome of an interview process. Big ask, I know 😬

What position are you going for? Feel free to DM if you don’t want to share publicly.

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