You’ve run into a frustrating, if not infuriating quandary. You keep getting contacted by headhunters, recruiters, human resources specialists and to come in for interviews and even second interviews. Yet, you can’t seem to get a job offer.

This means two main things mostly: Your good reputation precedes you, and; and on paper you look like a champion.

But something happens when you go in for that in-depth interview and they begin to peel back the layers of your resume or portfolio or even your personality. Something is amiss and  you want to know what it is so that you can rectify it and get a paying job.

The following are five of the most popular mistakes that talented prospects make, according to employment pundits. Take a look below to find out: