I’m throwing this one out to readers to weigh in on. A reader writes:
I’ve been out of work for over a year, taking some freelance work (mostly unpaid) here and there.
Recently, I’ve received feedback from a few interviewers that while my credentials and interview question answers are all stellar, they felt I lacked enthusiasm and energy during the meeting. In term, this issue is read as a lack of interest in the position.
I have tried to think of ways to counteract this, to appear engaged and positive without seeming unprofessional or immature. However, I can’t seem to get over this hurdle. Do you have any advice?
Readers, what do you say?