10 reasons why you cannot get a job


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10 reasons why you cannot get a job and what you can do to change this.

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  • This is exactly why some people can't get a job. I like the second to the last slide (reason10). Hopefully it gives hope to those who are unemployed. Thanks for sharing!
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  • great presentation, thank you!
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  • Good piece - a lot of the problem in Ireland though is unrealistic salary expectations based on inflated previous salaries or perceived self worth. A lot of people were heavily overpaid in the past and simply will not be able to find similar work now. What is also common is many people who are unemployed let their skills go stale: this is where volunteering, education and even taking lower paid work comes in.
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  • Well done Peter!

    Here are some tips I recorded this morning on LinkedIn Skills on the LinkedIn profile:

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10 reasons why you cannot get a job

  2. 2. Reason 1: Your CV stinks<br /><ul><li>Its too long & confusing
  3. 3. You hav a splling/formatingeror
  4. 4. You have fancy graphics that take an age to download
  5. 5. It has terrible colours
  6. 6. All of the above</li></ul>If the look and feel isn’t world class...<br />...save employers the hassle and throw it in the bin yourself<br />
  7. 7. Reason 2: Your CV still stinks<br />It’s a first draft, not re-written and most importantly not thought through. For employers, your cv is not about ‘selection’, its about ‘de-selection’. Is your cv just a list of your duties?<br />Avoid the rejection pile and differentiate yourself by saying what you do WELL not what you do.<br />
  8. 8. Reason 3: You rely on applying to jobs online<br />This is only one method to find a job.Face to face meetings or referrals increase your chances of getting a job exponentially. Over 50% of jobs are not advertised. Make a two page cv come to life by networking.<br />Start meeting people!<br />
  9. 9. Reason 4: You’re getting frustrated by a lack of feedback<br />Never send an application that you cannot follow up.<br />Take control of this part of the process. If after three attempts to talk to them have failed – guess what, they’ve filled the job or they just don’t want you.<br />Learn to take rejection. Focus your efforts on jobs you can get.<br />
  10. 10. Reason 5 : You don’t look like the person they want<br />You can lose the job in an interview after just 30 seconds. Know how others perceive your appearance, clothes (even your smell!) and focus on what the client wants.<br />The basics:<br /><ul><li>Appropriate interview attire
  11. 11. Firm handshake
  12. 12. Eye Contact
  13. 13. Smile</li></li></ul><li>Reason 6 : You don’t believe you’ll get the job<br />People focus ten times more on what they see than what they hear. Your body language will show an interviewer whether or not you have the confidence and self-belief needed for this role. Attitude and passion are critical.<br />If you don’t believe in yourself, it will be obvious to the interviewer. <br />
  14. 14. Reason 7 : You’re interviewing for “a” job not “the” job<br />If you don’t really know why you want the job, it will be obvious. Clients want people who are passionate and interested in the specific role that they are interviewing for. <br />Always know why you want the job. If you make up a reason, employers will see through it.<br />
  15. 15. Reason 8 : You blame recruitment agencies<br />Remember: a recruitment agency only makes money when they put the right candidate in front of their client. If this is not you – your cv is not good enough or you haven't convinced them. Its not personal.<br />What can you do to differentiateyourselfto the recruitment agency?<br />
  16. 16. Reason 9: You are just o.k. at interviews – not good enough! <br />Most interview questions can be predicted but candidates don’t prepare their answers because its boring. If you don’t practice before the interview, don’t bother going to it.<br />Standing in front of a mirror practising your interview may seem embarrassing…<br />... But not as embarrassing as choking in a live interview.<br />
  17. 17. Reason 10 : Its not fair!<br />There was an internal applicant, the recruiter doesn’t “get” you, no one understands your unique skills and the market is really, really, really tough. Guess what – it’s the same for everyone else!<br />Finding a job is hard work.<br />A positive attitude, resilience and persistence are the ingredients of the successful jobseeker. Don’t give up – others will.<br />
  18. 18. “Its your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude”<br />Name Peter Cosgrove<br />Title: Director – Cpl<br />Phone: +353 1614 6160 / +35387 6200836<br />Email: peter.cosgrove@cpl.ie<br />Twitter:@petercosgrove<br />Website:www.cpl.ie<br />