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Guest Post: Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You

by Mark O’Toole

***Note from Jared: This was an absolutely fantastic slide show that really digs into why Gen-Y’s might not get the job that they think they are ideal for. I’m writing an article on a similar topic, but this was far too good just to reference!***

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been in hiring roles and have received thousands of resumes from new college graduates. I’ve interviewed many for real jobs and done my share of informational interviews. Sometimes I’ve hired people into entry-level positions. More often though, I haven’t.

Those who did not get the job were sometimes just not the right fit. Other times, they were trumped by a more impressive candidate or victim to some other random event mostly out of their control.

Too many had the background to make the cut or at least garner a second interview. But disastrous interviewing skills brought you down.

Here are my top reasons why I will never hire you.

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