This might sound like a silly question but I have been pondering over this for quite some time now.
How much part luck plays in getting a job ?
Do you really need luck to be on your side when you know that you have done well in an interview but you still dont get that final call.
I feel a bit of luck is also required to get through any interview.Specially when there is no universal answers for various interview questions,we can't be sure about our answer is correct or not.Moreover it also depends on the mood of interviewer also.
But we can't sail through by the boarding the SHIP-of-LUCK only .A good preparation and sound knowledge of subject are also required.
There's certainly an element of luck. For example, you need luck that the position wasn't filled before you interviewed (sometimes there is a quota to interview), you need luck that someone better than you didn't interview, you need luck for networking, etc.
That said, people who do "everything right" tend to be much luckier than the average person.
I would say even if luck is not to your side, it is still ok. But at least, you should not be hit by bad luck. At least in recession if you have bad luck with you, no matter how much skilled you are, it is not easy.