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7 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Hired

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Job hunting can be a challenging and intimidating experience. If you’re not finding immediate success, it is important to review your strategy and change some things that might not be working for ...

Job hunting can be a challenging and intimidating experience. If you’re not finding immediate success, it is important to review your strategy and change some things that might not be working for you.

If you’ve ever been turned down for a job, or have found yourself unemployed for a lengthy period, here are seven possible reasons why.

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    • 7 Reasons Why You‟re Not Getting Hired By Joya Martin
    • My Background I started my career in 1997. I worked with Big Four accounting firms Ernst & Young, PwC and KPMG. I also worked in high level finance positions in several industries before making the switch to General Manager. In 2013, I was named „Corporate Leader of the Year‟ for business performance and innovative leadership. I now coach executives and aspiring leaders.
    • Introduction Job hunting can be a challenging and intimidating experience. If you‟re not finding immediate success, it is important to review your strategy and change some things that might not be working for you. If you‟ve ever been turned down for a job, or have found yourself unemployed for a lengthy period, here are seven possible reasons why.
    • 1. Sloppy Cover Letter Make a good impression by addressing your letter to the hiring manager by name. Spelling errors, bad grammar, poor punctuation and failing to sign a letter of application are all immediate turnoffs. Always spell-check, and have a trusted friend review. Write a short paragraph explaining why you are the ideal candidate and deserve an interview. Cover letters only get a quick scan, so keep them short and to the point.
    • 2. Boring Resume Your resume should be like your own personal billboard. It should say “I‟m the one, hire me!” Most applicants prepare CVs that simply list their work and educational history. Candidates don‟t stop to consider how many similar pieces of paper will be coming across the hiring manager‟s desk. Stand out. Document what makes you unique, your special skills, your outstanding accomplishments, and the experience that makes you ideally suited for the position .
    • 3. Employment Gaps One of the biggest résumé turnoffs is gaps in your employment history. Don‟t be too picky. You should not wait too long after completing studies trying to find a job. If you‟re an experienced job candidate who is between jobs, don‟t let too much time pass as you wait for a „suitable position‟. You‟re much more likely to find a job when you are in one. Take the best job you can, and actively seek something better. A year or more of unemployment is a red flag for a potential employer.
    • 4. No Telephone Presence One of my go-to hiring techniques is the 5-minute phone interview. I don‟t feel comfortable about hiring someone who can‟t impress me on the telephone. Answer the phone in a friendly, confident and professional manner. Be decisive in your responses. If you can‟t take the call just then, politely offer to take a number and return the call at a convenient time. Be upbeat and enthusiastic. The hiring manager can‟t see you; your voice is the only thing he or she has to go on. Sounding disinterested or distracted during the first phone call is a great way be crossed off the interview list.
    • 5. Unclear About Strengths Be clear on what makes you ideal for the job. Your outstanding qualities should be a mix of academic or intellectual qualities, personality strengths, and skills gained through experience. Before an interview, ask yourself what qualities it will take to do well in the position, and how you can confidently demonstrate your ability to do a good job. You should be able to readily give examples of your stellar traits through short, interesting anecdotes. There must be consistency between what you have written on your résumé and what you speak about comfortably during an interview.
    • 6. Poor Interview Skills Before the interview, prepare yourself well to show that you have the skills required, and will be a good fit. Review the details of the job opening. Find out about the company culture. Try to experience its products and services. During the interview, listen carefully to questions. Avoid rambling, irrelevant responses. Look directly at your interviewer and maintain a relaxed but confident posture. Mirror the tone and language used by the interviewer. Ask clarifying questions. Be bright and alert. You will generally not get hired if you are not liked.
    • 7. No Follow Up You are not the center of the interviewer‟s universe. As many as ten or more candidates are often interviewed for a single position. Even if you were not the top choice during interviews, following up can give you an edge. Send an email thanking the hiring manager for the interview, or offer contact information for your references. A quick phone call to follow-up a week or two afterward can help shift the decision in your favor. Even if you are not hired for the position, making contact gives you a connection with the manager, and you may be considered in the future.
    • Thanks for viewing. I‟d love to connect with you!