Job Hunting Guide : Reasons for Unsuccessful Applicants after the Interview

simplyoj By simplyoj, 23rd Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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After the interview, what comes next? What if you never heard from them? Here are some reasons why you are not hired.

Job Hunting Guide : Reasons for Unsuccessful Applicants after the Interview

You just heard the bad news from the HR officer or you never heard from your last interview. Now, you start thinking are you not good enough? Knowing that you are not hired feels a bit of disappointment. Here are some reasons why you are not hired :

You are late on the scheduled time of the interview. No matter how good you are, being late is not a good start. Being punctual is a big first step to impress your future employer.

Your appearance does not fit the position you are applying for. There are certain positions that appearance weigh a lot if you are applying as a front desk, airline company, sales representative, marketing executive and among others. If you are applying for a position that entails field work
and you look so frail, your employer might think you are not fit to do the job.

You did not made a good impression from your prospective employer. You may have shown unbusinesslike behavior while you are in their office or during the interview.

You have talked too much during the interview.
Do not overdo the interview by talking too much just to impress them. As much as possible, your answers should be brief and objective.

Your salary expectation are too high for their budget.
Even if you are qualified for the position, salary is still the most important factor of your application.

You asked a friend or your mother to accompany you to give some moral support.
This will give a wrong signal to your future employer that you are not independent and cannot manage situations. Remember that once you are hired, you are on your own already.

Job hunting can be very frustrating at times, but with preparation, organization,determination, and persistence you will surely find a job that is right for you.

Related Links :

Job Hunting Guide : Planning Your Interview
Job Hunting Guide : What to Do During The Interview
Job Hunting Guide : Questions During Interview


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author avatar JD
23rd Jul 2010 (#)

Good info. Talking too much is the must common problem I've come across when interviewing applicants.

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author avatar rajaryanme
23rd Jul 2010 (#)

Very informative post with useful tips. Good write friend.

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author avatar smoothoperator
23rd Jul 2010 (#)

I liked what I read. I believe you have presented it in a very apt manner.

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author avatar Retired
24th Jul 2010 (#)

This is all useful information to keep in mind when job hunting. good article:)

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author avatar ppruel
30th Jul 2010 (#)

interesting info. job seekers should come and read this article.

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author avatar PhyllisM
25th Aug 2010 (#)

Excellent work!!

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