All the reasons you might not have gotten that job

Many of which have nothing to do with you.

Man sitting in small working space with laptop looking frustrated
Man sitting in small working space with laptop looking frustrated
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Not every job that is posted publicly is intended to be filled by an external candidate.

1. The job was destined for an internal transfer or contractor conversion

2. The posting was “evergreen.”

3. The posting was purely for visa reasons.

4. The job was posted to get local compensation information.

You applied too late in the cycle.

You were “the diversity interview.”

The job was a stretch for your skillset

Your resume wasn’t aligned with the employer’s ATS system or the ATS system rules were biased

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Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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