You have a very rich curriculum vitae that normally a recruiter or human resource is supposed to be excited about. However, weeks after the interview, you never get a success email or an email saying you moved to the next stage. This may be very worrisome because you know you are the perfect candidate for the job. You may be unaware of this, but recruiters look at so many things beyond your CV and this is why you must be aware of these reasons you are not getting hired or receiving success emails.
You are not social media savvy
It is a given in today’s tech world that you must be on social media. It is non-negotiable. So, if you are not on social media or not social media savvy, it will send a signal that you do not improve yourself. One of the simple ways to show employers you are learning and improving yourself is to be active on social media. If you are not, you should open accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram after all, they are free.
You have a bad attitude
A put off for employers is having a bad attitude. Even if your CV is fantastic and you have a bad attitude you are never going to be hired. Your attitude can be revealed by the way you treat others no matter their position, by being appreciative, by being respectful and not condescending. Just be yourself and drop any attitude as soon as you step into the workplace.
You are desperate
You may have stayed out of employment for very long and this may make you desperate to get another job. If in any case, you take your desperation along with you to the interview, you will be tense, disoriented and disorganised. This will make you prone to mistake. What should you do? Just be calm, keep your cool and be confident and then do your thing.
You do not know anything about the company
To really show that you are interested in working at a particular place, you have to show interest. One of the ways to do this is by researching the company. No employer will be happy if you know zero-thing about the business you want to work with. For this harmless reason, you will lose out.
Your story is not consistent
If you are interviewing with several people, make sure you keep your story consistent. Telling one interviewer one thing and another something else is a good way not to get the job. Also, make sure that the work history you discuss with employers matches up with what’s on your Curriculum Vitae. Check several times to ensure that your employment dates and job responsibilities align with what you tell the interviewer.
You insult your ex-employer
Telling your prospective employer that your former boss is a bad person is the best way to not get a job. Leave the issues you have will your former boss or employee out of the interview and you will boost your chances of getting the job.
By Damilola Faustino