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Seniority not enough for position?

By ferdinand.dragtstra ·

Several times now I've been invited for interview for senior management positions. These invitations are based on my CV and current experiences; various international assignments, multi-lingual(5), management experience. My age is 31.

Several times now I received the rejection that "they" preferred somebody more senior.

Is there a way to overcome this result? Maybe acting different during the interview?

What are experiences in this area?

Thanks for your advises.


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Given your detail - that is an unanswerable question...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Seniority not enough for ...

I don't know the first thing about you.

What you do, how you do it, whether you're any good at it, what you look like, what your personality is like., how you conduct yourself at interview.

Have you ever considered that you might just be too young? You might be getting seen as someone who's not got any staying potential. How long have you been in your present job, yet you want to move on again?

31 ain't old. I'm not 'old' yet but I'm over 20 years older than you. You may have aspirations beyond your means and the danger is that if you continue to apply for management positions you are not old enough for, you may end up being "branded" as "that guy again".

Remember, getting invited for interview is not a guarantee of employment, it is simply a means to physical contact with the prospective employers.

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