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    Default What should I take from this tele interview feedback..?

    I had this feedback from agency for one of the telephone interviews I had few weeks ago - "that role required a Test manager within 12-15 Yrs experience and client felt you are too senior for that position"

    I got couple of more years experience than mentioned above. How that matters for a contract role..? I had same feedback from another agency few weeks ago. Both cases rate I asked wasn't too high either.

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    Really odd! Have you asked them?

    It does sound like an excuse. Proper feedback is always important.

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    Maybe someone felt threatened by your level of experience?

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    It means you didn't fit the exact criteria for the role and someone else did. Move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It means you didn't fit the exact criteria for the role and someone else did. Move on.
    LIke offered 500 to the interviewers?

    Why not take someone with better experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    LIke offered 500 to the interviewers?

    Why not take someone with better experience?
    It depends on what that experience is. If the OP has more experience at managing but it's at a strategy level and not hands-on then that may not be what the client is looking for.

    "Too experienced" in this case may mean "too much time away from the coal-face".

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    Did the agent say the rate you asked wasn't too high, or is it your opinion?
    Maybe the way you sold yourself didn't fit with the client
    Or maybe they interviewed someone else who came across better than you and chose them, but had to come up with an excuse to the agent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Really odd! Have you asked them?

    It does sound like an excuse. Proper feedback is always important.
    Yes, always good to hear what is missing, but this kind of feedback will not help for contact roles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Did the agent say the rate you asked wasn't too high, or is it your opinion?
    Maybe the way you sold yourself didn't fit with the client
    Or maybe they interviewed someone else who came across better than you and chose them, but had to come up with an excuse to the agent.
    My view after seeing rates in Jobserv and for that specific role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    My view after seeing rates in Jobserv and for that specific role.
    OK, maybe ask the agent what they thought of the rate you asked for.

    Also remember that most rates quoted on Jobserve are 10% or more above the rate that will actually be offered. They are just a teaser to entice people to apply.
    If you see a rate of 800 a day on JS, that means it's probably 700 a day, but if you've decided you're better than that and go in at 900 a day, you're way over the odds.
    Was the rate you were asking for more, less, or the same to the rate you were on in your last role? And if it was different, was it much different?
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