I am an electrical engineer working in the industry for some time. I have completed my PhD from Oxbridge comparatively recently. During my PhD, I have published two IEEE journal papers. Although, I did not do any postdoc but I am involved with voluntary research (collaborative) and I have published a conference from that endeavour. Also, I am gaining some online teaching experince at the undergraduate level. I have been trying to get a lecturer position in the UK for over the last two years, mainly in mid to lower ranked institutions (but also in some top ranked institutions). To date, I have attended 8 interviews but without any luck. I am a bit frustrated not only for my failure but also for the pretty generic feedback I receive most of the time after the interviews. Therefore, I am struggling to understand where my faults are. I have tried to improve my presentation, practiced the typical questions and what not. I am not quite sure what to do differently actually to improve my chance.
I am not quite sure whether this is very normal or this is something which is happening to me only. If someone can help or provide me some guidance, that would be much appreciated.