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A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing and succeeding in getting a new job. Updating resumes, leveraging your networks, going on interviews, etc. Many people face rejection during the
If you've been rejected when you thought you were sure to get an offer, then you need to figure out what went wrong and adjust your approach to be more effective and eliminate reasons why you have not been successfulTweet This
If you’ve been rejected when you thought you were sure to get an offer, then you need to figure out what went wrong and adjust your approach to be more effective, and eliminate reasons why you have not been successful.
It’s no secret that job interviews are nerve-wracking, especially if you feel the position is a much-needed stepping stone into a fulfilling product management career. Take a look at CareerAlley's interview resources to improve your interview skills and nail your next interview.
5 reasons why you won’t get a job offer:
You Are Not Prepared
Reading the job description does not qualify as being prepared for a job
“If you cannot state clearly why you want to work for the organization interviewing you, or if the reason you give is vague or fuzzy (or purely financial), you definitely will not get hired. ” – 9 Surprising Reasons Why You Won’t Get Hired
Square Peg, Round Hole
You Ask the Wrong Questions
Another major reason for not getting a job offer is that maybe you asked the wrong questions (or no questions at all). Don’t ask about overtime and vacation too early in the
You Were More Interested in “What’s in it for me?”
Second only to being “the right person for the job” is showing enthusiasm for the company and the role. You need to convince the hiring manager that you really want to work for the company (and you should have a good list of why that is). If you are more interested in what the job has to offer you rather than what you have to offer, you are likely to be rejected. Although you might be eager to know what benefits the job has to offer, the interviewer first wants to know what you can do for the company. Establish your importance by letting the interviewer know how they can benefit from your skills and expertise and why you are the best fit for the company and the job.
Poor Communications Skills
Interviews are short in nature and you will have a limited time to communicate much to the hiring manager (why you are the best person for the job, why you will be a great fit for the company, your relevant experience, etc.). If you can’t get your point across somewhat quickly, you will most likely not be getting a job offer. Besides having the required experience and qualifications, interviewers look for a confident personality with strong communications skills. Practice makes perfect and you should find friends or relatives who will practice mock interviews with you.
Getting a job is like parking. You have to be in the right place at the right time. In How to Interview Like a Pro, author Mary Greenwood provides strategies and practical tips about how to prepare for job hunting and how to interview.