: ... when you have an interview for a planning position, and you're turned down for the job, the folks doing the hiring (usually the PD) will _never_, _ever_ tell you why they considered you unqualified for the job? I've had lots of great interviews, but also lots of "we found someone better qualified" letters. I'm tring to find out if there is a "deal breaker," like a bad reference, that is keeping me from getting back in the public sector. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm running head first into some nasty brick walls -- I'm always met with a deafening silence.
In the interviews that you've had the past year or two, where you might have been turned down for a job, did you ask any of the agency heads _why_ you were rejected? Depressing.