We’ve all been there. We’ve applied for jobs and didn’t get there. It sucks, especially if you need a new job ASAP. The truth is that no one is offered every job that they interview for. Sometimes it can take a while to get a new gig. I had interviewed with six companies before I was hired for my recent position. There are numerous reasons you didn’t get the job that you applied for. In today’s post, I want to share with you five of those reasons.
You weren’t prepared for the interview
Believe it or not, some people are not prepared for their interview. They don’t research the company. That’s a huge mistake. You should always take the time to research the company that you’re interviewing with. Some key things that you want to know are the founder and the date the company began. You also want to know who the president or the CEO is. If you don’t take the time to learn a little bit about the company you will be screwed. In every interview that I’ve had after college, someone asked me what I knew about the company. Make sure that you can answer that question once you get asked.
You didn’t dress the part
You have to dress the part for the interview. Even though it seems like common sense, you’d be surprised at how many people don’t dress correctly for interviews. For most interviews, you should dress up for your interview. A black or navy blue suit should work for men and women. Don’t expect to get a job coming to an interview with your jeans sagging and a t-shirt on. That’s not a good look. Your first impression means a lot.
Your hygiene was not good
Some people don’t get hired because of their hygiene. You would think every adult would know to shower and smell their best for an interview. Unfortunately, they don’t. Make sure that you use deodorant. Don’t smoke weed before your interview. The smell can linger in your clothes. Also, don’t drink heavily the night before your interview. If you are the type of person that sweats a lot, the alcohol smell can seep through your pores. If the person that interviews you smells that, you can kiss that opportunity goodbye. Do what you have to do to make sure that your hygiene is good before the interview.
You didn’t have enough experience
Sometimes people aren’t hired because they don’t have enough experience. That has happened to me before. Sometimes it’s understandable, and sometimes it’s not. How can you gain experience if you can’t get into the industry? If this happens to you, don’t give up. You have to keep on applying. You will eventually get your opportunity. Don’t give up.
You talked too much
The final reason you didn’t get the job is that you talked too much. Talking too much can turn off your interviewers. You could say the wrong thing and piss the interviewer off. When you are being interviewed, make sure that you actively engage with your interviewer, but stay on topic. Don’t talk yourself out of your future job.
Those were five reasons you didn’t get the job. Hopefully, none of those have happened to you. If so, I hope you learned from the situation. That way it won’t happen again.
Do you know of any other reasons that people may not have gotten the job? Feel free to comment below.