There are many reasons why people are not hired. Some of the reasons are beyond the candidates’ control; others are within their control. Whether the candidates can control the reasons why they are not hired or not, it is crucial to be ready for a job interview. Here are some of the reasons why people are not hired:
Poor communication skills.
Employers are looking for a job candidate who can communicate (oral and written). very well. When a candidate is good at communicating his or her ideas across, it reduces misunderstanding between the receiver and the sender.
Lack of confidence.
When a job candidate lack confidence, it shows in how he or she presents his or herself. When the job candidate is timid, his or her potential employer will be scared to offer him or her a job. A job candidate who lack confidence is not what employers are looking for. Employers are looking for a job candidate who is brave and courageous. As Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe once said, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Focus on money.
Money is important. But employers don’t even want to sit down and interview a job candidate whose primary reason for accepting the interview is to talk about money. Employers will talk about money later down the road, not in the beginning. Employers are looking for a candidate who will help them make money. They are not interested in a job candidate who is not interested in helping them to grow their companies. They are looking for givers, not takers.
“Employers are looking for givers, not takers.”
Sometimes, when a job candidate made it through all the interview processes, the problem becomes the references that he or she gave the interviewer. Hiring managers or interviewers are not looking for people who cannot give a detailed account of the candidate they are interested in. As a result, the job will be given to the candidate with the best references.
“Hiring managers or interviewers are not looking for people who cannot give a detailed account of the candidate they are interested in.”
Lack of experience.
Experience is everything. Hiring managers have no time to train the new hire. So when they (hiring managers) are recruiting for a position that requires a seasoned worker, a new university or college graduate has no chance. It doesn’t mean the candidate is bad, or performed badly during the interview; it means the candidate is not the right fit for the position.
“Experience is everything.”
Finally, before you apply for a job, make sure you have done your research. Do not apply before you do your research. If you didn’t get your first job, it is not the end of the word. Keep searching for the job that fit who you are, your values, and what you are looking for.