Tuesday, April 8, 2014

7 Reasons Why Employers Don't Hire You

Ever wondered why after all those seemingly hundreds of resumes sent and job interviews attended during the past weeks or months, you're still unemployed? If you still haven't realized it until now, I'll tell you -- looks like you're in big trouble.

Employers and HR personnel always have reasons why they don't hire people into the company, regardless if they have a good background or the right skills fit for the posts. Sometimes, it's really all about just a single, particular mistake. So if you want to avoid those mistakes and never give the employer or the HR girl/guy the reasons to send away with "we'll call you, don't call us" parting words then read through and remember these things well.

Your Over the Top Confidence

Confidence is never a bad thing. But as they say, anything beyond moderation is bad for you. There is a very thin line between arrogance and confidence. Be very, very careful not to cross that string especially when you're in a job interview. Over the top confidence is one of the biggest reasons why employers turn down applicants despite their status and skills.

Awkward Timidity and the Opposite of the Above-Mentioned Reason

If it's not about confidence, it's often the opposite of it. Bosses and HR personnel most of the time look intimidating. But never let pressure and nervousness overcome you that you would look small and timid in their eyes. Don't feel like you're the only one in need of them. As a matter of fact, they need someone for that particular post, and it might be you if only you have enough confidence.

TMI (Too Much Information)

Yes, it is good that you're just enjoying the job interview and you're not so intimidated by the bosses. But sometimes too much confidence and comfort can still turn the situation into something bad, especially if you lose control yourself by not being able to keep your mouth shut. Just answer their questions as proper and as briefly as possible. Don't get into too much details and tell them about your pet dog or your grade school achievements (unless asked). They're not after your slam book answers after all.

Insufficient Communication Skills

Although not all jobs require good communication skills, it's still a big plus if you do have this. It is a good thing that you are able to express yourself especially during the interview. It's going to be a major turn off in their part if you will not be able to answer the interviewer's question well enough. And besides, a huge number of job posts anywhere in the world require good communication skills (both verbal and written), so it's really going to be an advantage if you know how to express yourself well. So start unearthing your writing skills for that best essay of yours and your sharp speaking skills to answer fast and intelligently.

You Don't Look the Part

Always dress up for an interview by the nature of the job you're going to apply for. More often than not, employers and HR people don't take applicants who dress up inappropriately for the job they are vying for. So if you want to be considered and taken seriously, learn how to dress for the part.

Not Enough Research

Your knowledge and research about the job post and the company is a vital factor when applying for a company position. Don't just rely on Google to give you everything that you need to know. Get up, get out and talk to people or observe somehow. If you step inside that conference room without enough bullets to fire when the interview starts, then you'll be dead meat for certain.

You're Late!

Never ever be late for an interview. Don't waste and rub other people's time just because you got up late or didn't prepare early for that vital job interview. Be there on time, or better get a quarter or a half before the said schedule.

Indeed, your skills or personal experiences matter when you're job hunting. However, the above mentioned factors should also be considered at all time for they can also affect your chances of getting hired. Reflect and tune yourself up first before you try sending another resume to another company.

About the author:
Katherine Smithson is a sophomore student who is trying to pave her way through the blogging realm. She is currently venturing modern writing and blogging in different websites and someday be able to make a name in the industry of blogging and writing per se.


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