6 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting a Job Offer

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6 Reasons Why Youre Not Getting a Job OfferIt’s not hard to understand why looking for a job is daunting. Just imagine the competition in the job openings and the interviews you have to go through only to find out that you are still not qualified and someone else has been hired. It is frustrating but you are not alone. However, if you have already gone through more or less 20 interviews and you still haven’t gotten any job offers, then it could be a different story.

Found yourself caught in the same dilemma? Here are some of the common reasons why you’re not getting a job offer.

You weren’t qualified
Of course, one of the top things hiring managers would look at is how qualified an applicant is for the job. So, if you haven’t been getting job offers, this is one of the things to look into. Check if your skills and background match with the qualifications required by the job you’re applying for. The competition is tough in the job market so it’s important for the applicants to have background and skills that’s close to the job requirements.

You failed to complete all the details needed
Part of applying for a job is submitting all the details and information required. Have you made sure you got everything handed over as far as your details are concerned? Have you submitted critical information about your background, experience and skills that can help make the hiring manager decide about your application?

Your resume wasn’t tailored to fit the position
So yes, you have an extensive range of impressive skills listed in your resume. Your degree and credentials are also amazing. But how sure are you that these skills are actually related to your target career? Have you tailored your resume to highlight the qualifications and accomplishments needed for the job post? Make sure that the content of your resume is relevant to the job you’re applying for.

You weren’t prepared
Adequate preparation is one of the keys to a successful job search and this doesn’t only pertain to preparing your application forms and resume. You have to be prepared in every way. Be prepared mentally and emotionally for the job. Know what this new career will entail. Do your research prior to attending the interviews. Be well familiar with the company, the nature of their business, their clients, culture and so on.

You failed to sell yourself hard enough
We all have strengths and weaknesses. But instead of focusing on your weaknesses, highlight the positives. Emphasize your skills and the things you can bring in to a company. Give them a reason to hire you instead of making them realize why they shouldn’t.

You chose to wait rather than take action
Landing the job of your dreams requires proactiveness. You’ve got to chase it and go for it because it’s not coming for you. Reach out to the hiring manager of that particular company you want to work for. Take time to find out the job positions they have open.

Rejections are part of job searches but if you’ve gone through countless interviews and attempts and still haven’t succeeded, try to take a look at these points to help you do better next time.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.