That's why it's better to be self employed you don't have to beg anyone to give you a job and risk getting turned down and disappointed, unless you've got an asset inside to help you grab the job.
Reasons employers reject job applicants
Thanks again, everyone. You're all dolls.
I also appreciated the list of questions that interviewers cannot ask. I am about to be writing on that topic, as well, so I really appreciate it. :-) It's so funny, cause I was just going to look it up, and it was right there in front of me
Telling the interviewer you don't have any weaknesses is a ticket to the door. Your are either a liar, an idiot or a jerk. Or all three.
It depends. I'm usually prepared for this question, but when I was interviewed for my current position I drew a complete blank when the interviewer asked it. I eventually said I didn't have any, and the interviewer laughed - maybe it was the way I said it. But that helped get me the job. His assistant later told me that I made him laugh, and that's good. He has a policy of not hiring someone who doesn't make him laugh.
2. Because the decision-maker already has a candidate picked out and is just doing interviews to satisfy requirements (EOE or internal policies/rules that say you must consider X # of candidates). This in my experience has been the primary reason, extremely frustrating to waste my time in this manner.
Don't ever think of interviews as a waste of time. They are good practice.
Finallyfee: I guess I should have qualified my answer. Telling ME you don't have any weaknesses is a good way to not get a job. Maybe if I met someone that could say he doesn't have any and make me laugh I'd give him a shot. It's just my experience that people need to know they're limitations.
You've also hit on another sure fire way not to get a job, the dreaded "deer in the headlights look." Obviously you did something to dodge that bullet, but that can be a real deal killer.
In some cases, if you don't know anyone working there.
being too old *some reject people over 30* for bottom manual jobs.
*some reject people over 30* for bottom manual jobs.
I recently learned that a family member who had been let go when on interviews and rambled on what had happened at this previous job, basically playing victim. They finally got a job when they shut up bad mouthing the previous job.