18 months into my job search and I am lost and don't know where to go. I realized 2 years ago that I had to get out of my current job, it's a dead end with a very unhealthy and unprofessional culture. I am in the Boston area which has done relatively well even during the pandemic due to our heavy tech and healthcare industries.
I have been through multiple interviews, primarily with large companies and educational institutions, I usually get through the first or second round and then I am told they found someone who was a better fit. I have 20 years of industry experience and I am getting almost no call backs, I had my resume professionally done, reviewed by 2 career coaches and an industry expert they said it's fine. I have done interview coaching sessions and still I can't land a new job.
I attend at least 1 networking event (virtual) weekly, I have obtained an industry certification, I have reached out to all of my professional contacts to see if they can be of help. I am seeking an AVP/VP role. The folks in hiring roles for these jobs typically are not part of my industry because we support larger organizations that need real estate & operations leaders but real estate is not their business (think supporting a retail store in negotiating their leases, hiring the cleaning team, leasing copiers, etc).
There are limited jobs in my sector, maybe 2-3 per month come across my feed and I apply to all in my region (my job is hands on, I can't work remote full time so I need to live within an hour or two). I have had 8 call backs in 18 months, 5 resulted in interviews, 3 went to the 2nd/3rd round and then they went with someone else.
I just got the rejection from a role I think I was well qualified for, I would like to send the recruiter an email asking for some feedback, how should I word it so that I have the best chance of getting realistic and valuable feedback I can use?