Rejection is an inevitable part of our journey, both in the professional and personal aspect. However, it may hurt at times when you’ve no clue as to what went wrong, and where? Especially, when you get no feedback after jobs, it bothers you as what factors led to this decision; was it your:
- Sloppy job application
- Wrong skill-set
- Slipshod appearance
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Or, the fact that you were simply a bad fit?
Lately, professionals have taken a keen interest in joining communities and job forums, where they virtually meet, exchange and share career advice to help each other. The most common topics that dominate such discussions are: “how to land your ideal job?” and “how to be more productive at work?” But we recently stumbled upon this user query that blew our mind. It was a simple question, yet very hard to answer and no one had a generic approach to respond. The question was – “why do I get rejected from jobs, over and over again?”
Often career experts dole out tips and hacks to get one through interviews or help with how to impress the interviewer within the first few minutes of the meeting. But, they seldom address the issue on what one should do when they’re stuck in a rut?
Gladly, we do have an answer. However, before we start let’s first understand:
What modern-day recruiters want from a job seeker?
Professionals these days are committed to finding a new and better job opportunity. And owing to platforms like Internshala, LinkedIn, Monster, etc., they have the added advantage to tweak their job profiles and tailor their approach when reaching out to employers. In the same way, it has become easier for the employers or recruiters also, to reach out to relevant candidates directly on these platforms without wasting time parsing through irrelevant job applications.
Platforms, from jobs search apps to online job postings and professional networking sites have sprung up to help candidates, find the suited role. With now a mountain of jobs is simply a click away, these job search sites have changed the face of job hunting and hiring.
For Job Seekers:
With these technological improvements, there has been a surge in candidate competition; and hence, strict patterns of recruitment processes have been adopted by the companies. To, now, become a good contender, job seekers need to highlight more than just intellectual abilities. Recruiters now lay importance on social skills as well as communication skills when looking for top talent.
A candidate’s behaviour also plays a great role in determining his success in the job interview. Even candidates with a perfect educational score stand the chance to be rejected during interview rounds.
Some reasons why you might be getting rejected for jobs:
Lack of job experience
Make sure that you’re up-to-date with the latest skills needed in your industry. Your resume should be accurate and fit the job description posted by the recruiter.
A lot of companies want to hire candidates that can immediately give them work outputs and are professionally experienced.
A beginner candidate may need guidance and might not be as efficient as an experienced candidate – however, there are a lot of benefits to being a fresher. However, Personal networks are best options for fresher to find a job. Don’t get scared to reach out to a company you really admire or somewhere that you think you could provide value.
Lack of educational experience
Most recruiters seek a certain educational qualification while employing job seekers, the lack of which disqualifies a candidate. Connect directly to explain why you’re qualified, despite the educational requirement or simply avoid applying for an ill-fitting job. Don’t waste your time or the recruiters’ time. However, we all know that hands-on experience is also highly valuable.
Showcase emotional intelligence and communication skills
For instance, Lack of communication skills and confidence during a job interview is also a big no-no for a recruiter.
- Have poor body language – i.e. slouch, point, fidget
- Have a bad attitude i.e. arrogance, sharp answers
- Be unprepared i.e. failing to bring a resume
- Look unprofessional – lack of proper attire, wrinkled clothing
- Be on time
- Smile when you shake hands
- Have your resume and related documents
- Good luck in your job search. We hope the above tips are useful.