I'm currently living/working in Austria, and I'm Egyptian, and that's for two years.
I got about 7 interviews in the last two years, face to face, and I got rejected. They never say a reason, even they never tested me technically, they just asking general questions, HR, and if you have skills in this or this and mostly I do.
I'm really wondering, and that's really depressing, should I leave the country or what for a better IT Job industry like UK, ireland ?
I would like to know what could be the reason for having that common behavior.
Most of the jobs that I apply for are junior to middle career, so I have never requested something that is high in responsibility. I'm an EE graduated in 2007, and mostly I worked for Computer Vision, Games and Embedded Software, Security..etc.
Some of the replies:
1) We can not provide you with a positive response, but we wish you the best for your future career.
2) Thanks for the follow-up, I am very late at catching up with applications in the new year. I value your engagement in keeping interested in our job offer. We’ve decided on another candidate this time but will happily consider your application in the future.
3) it’s our personal impression that you will not fit into our existing design team. Additionally we missed important personal properties. In our team everyone enigneer has to rely on each other team member. Personally I would not rely on the results of your statements or work.
4) This one after really promising with a job offer, they sent that after 4 months of the interview. Dear Mr, we would like to thank you for your interest. We are sorry to let you know that our company does not have any vacancy at the moment. We do however retain your details in our files which we periodically review when considering potential candidates for other vacancies. "
After getting suggestions by editing the question My question is it normal that you have about 8 job interviews and you only get offer by two ? What is the acceptable ejection ratio?