Where you one of those guys in high school that always seemed desperate for a date? A real pleaser. An eager beaver? Did it annoy you that the guys who seemed indifferent where the ones the girls where most interested in? You know the Captain of the football team couldn't brush them off fast enough AND the more he brushed the more they swarmed.
Yes. If you're consistently getting the interview but not the offer it's probably because you're too nice. Too easy. Too ready to please.
Its kind of like going fishing and the fish jumps in the boat - not much challenge in that. Employers want to be drilled by candidates just as much as they want to drill the candidate themselves. So the next time you go in for an interview prepare questions about the business NOT the job.
Be prepared to talk about the future of their industry and what keeps them up at night. Don’t ask them what keeps them up at night – research it through their association ahead of time and be prepared to talk about the issues and ideas as it applies to the interviewer’s firm.
The passive candidate gets the offer BECAUSE they'll take the time to assess the opportunity being presented against their current one. They have detached interest which forces/encourages the employer to sell more than they would to a job hunter who's desperate for a date - any date.
Guerrilla - set yourself up for success by setting yourself apart from ALL the other job hunters. Do your home work.