Why aren't they hiring me?

Consider this simple question: Why didn't you get the job you interviewed for?

Now before you start thinking: 'What can I do about that? I don't have control over what companies think of me or how I seem to them!' Hear us – and them – out.

Naturally you don’t control their brains. How someone feels about you when they first meet you depends on many things: a person’s frame of mind at a certain moment. The temperature outside. Whether you are similar to that person – and even – their own opinions, assumptions and experiences will come in.

But you still have more power than you think to influence what they conclude about you: by what you say or do. And we are going to share with you what you can start doing and saying. These are things you can control.

So, why didn't they hire you?

1. Did you make a good first impression?

You may be surprised to learn that the window of time you have to make an excellent first impression is just SEVEN SECONDS. That means you need to act quick! If nothing else, just remember these tips to start with:

•Arrive on time. Arrive early; but whatever you do, don’t turn up LATE to your interview.