I thought I had that job back in December because both interviews went well and I had an advantage over the other candidates: I could easily get to work in 15 minutes should an emergency arise or if a study needed to be done early in the morning. I never heard back from the company even after sending follow up emails and a phone call I have no idea what happened. It's extremely rude of a company to not respond to a follow up even if the answer is a "No". I'm presentable, smile a lot, and up the friendliness as much as I can. I can work with most people. I still think something is hurting my chance getting a job offer None of my references have ever been contacted. Interviewers might appear nice and all that during the interview but that doesn't necessarily mean that they want to hire you. I get the "what are your hobbies / interests" a lot. What I like to do some people find it odd. I mentioned to an interviewer at another company that I enjoy meditative walking and discovered a great local, fairly quiet place to do that, among other things like reading and quiet activities. He said, "Really???" and was laughing but it just felt weird I know there's no right or wrong answer to such a question but I feel judged when I respond. I'm an introvertMaybe I should make something more exciting up, I don't know, like learning how to indoor rock climb.