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Why won't I get hired?

  1. Jennifer Vernacce profile image60
    Jennifer Vernacceposted 3 years ago

    Why won't I get hired?

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    Lybrahposted 3 years ago

    It may be that there a lot of people looking for jobs now.  No matter how smart or qualified you are for a job, there is always someone out there with better references or more qualifications than you.  It's the competition.

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    Daveadamposted 3 years ago

    Because your probably too good for every job you've applied for, so someone "up there" is (take a deep breathe) trying to force you to think about your perfect ideal job that you would actually leap out of bed to do on a cold wet Monday winters morning instead of a job you'd even dread doing on a summers day....So if there's nothing going job wise where you live, getting thinking about "that" job "the" job, that you would even do for nothing then do it, because finding that is better than $1 million a year. :-)

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think God is behind it, Dave. It's probably the (small "g") god Loki from Norse mythology. He's a trickster.

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      Daveadamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I reckon we're all behind ourselves buddy, trying to push or stop us going in a particular direction in life..When she finds her ideal job she won't need help or motivation etc, & she will get it because of the infinite amount of will power she'l

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    There could be countless reasons why a person is not getting hired. Their experience or educational background do not match the job requirements, their resume is not impressive, they're not interviewing well, they lack quality job references, their personality is not a good fit for the existing team in place, didn't dress professionally for the interview, smelled of cigarette smoke, was late for the interview, made some off color or unprofessional remark during the interview....etc
    There are a million reasons why a person doesn't get hired. However the most common reason is you were not the most qualified candidate to apply, someone "in-house" got the position, or the company decided to withdraw the position altogether.
    Instead of trying to figure out why you're not getting hired focus your attention on how to get hired. I know it sounds like word semantics but one is looking for the negative and the other is looking for the positive.
    There are several books out there one can check out from the library or purchase from Amazon or wherever to polish up their resume and interview skills. My favorites are a couple of books by Martin Yate.
    "Knock 'em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews"
    "Knock 'em Dead Job Interview: How to Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers"
    Best wishes!

  5. Sri T profile image77
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    You have to keep knocking on doors. It is a numbers game, just like in selling. If you were an actress in Hollywood, you would keep knocking on doors. If you didn't, you would never work in film. The same is true with any job, the difference is you are only looking for one job. Actually, the places that don't hire you are not the right ones for you. It means there is something better for you. Keep knocking on doors. The objective is to find the right place for you. Don't give them any power. You have the power. You are free to choose something better. Also learn how to persuade people. Read books on the art of persuasion and control the people that you deal with. Develop your charisma. Get rid of the idea of not getting hired and see yourself with plenty of offers to choose from. See yourself being flooded with the best opportunities. See the people liking you and wanting to hire you. Then your mind/imagination/intuition will lead you to that experience. You must be able to hold that vision every day and disregard the past negative experiences. Only visualize success and it will happen, if you don't give up.

  6. Susan Hambidge profile image98
    Susan Hambidgeposted 3 years ago

    I've been on the other side a few times - in my experience the pure number of applicants for a vacancy means the hirer can be super picky. We had to find a way to whittle down the hundreds of resumes so any spelling or grammar mistakes meant the application went in the trash. Any that didn't have exactly what we asked for i.e. 2 year's experience or a specific qualification- in the trash. So make sure you take time to complete everything really well and then proof read, and proof read again. Do some homework about the company you're applying to as well so you sound clued up and interested. Then, just hope the next applicant is just a little less suitable to the job than you!

  7. Chris Dela Cruz profile image61
    Chris Dela Cruzposted 3 years ago

    For a while I was asking myself the same question. I thought I was not good enough, I was not wearing the right thing, I was ugly, I did not qualify, etc. It got to the point where I became insecure with myself and my self esteem was shot out the window. Until I got a mentor and started asking questions. I asked about what I can do to update my resume and what corrections I need to make, work on confidence, do research on the company, always be prepared, when you interview DO NOT OVER THINK. Also know that regarding getting hired, depending on the industry you are working in it may take longer than if you were applying for other positions. Just be patient and never get discouraged. If a company says no, just see it as the company is missing out on a great candidate and that it is their loss. Everything happens for a reason and when the opportunity comes it will be better than what you originally thought.