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|Some Reasons for Not
Getting a Job Offer
Get lots of job interviews but no offers? Many
times the problem is with the way you are
presenting yourself. That understandable since
most people do not go for job interviews that
often and so do not have the practice with doing
this well. Here are some reasons why you may not
be getting a job offer:
1. Youre simply not qualified.
2. You don't show enough enthusiasm. If
you don't appear enthusiastic during a job
interview then a hiring manager may wonder what
your attitude will be like after youre
3. You appear too self-centered - you
concentrate on whats in it for you without
regard to what you have to offer. The employer
wants to know what you can do for them.
4. You seem to have unclear job goals.
Employers are not interested in hiring people who
dont know what they want to do.
5. Saying negative things about previous
employers. You last boss may have been an
idiot but it is better to put a positive spin on
your job search by saying youre looking for
better opportunities when asked why you are
making a change. As tempting as it may be to
discuss how bad your previous employer was, keep
your negative thoughts to yourself.
6. Poor personal appearance. First
impressions will affect the rest of the interview
and so personal appearance can eliminate you
before you even open your mouth.
7. Not being prepared for the interview.
Preparation includes practicing your answers to
interview questions as well as researching the
company. Interviewers are always impressed when
you know something about their company. Be ready
to answer commonly asked interview questions.
8. A lack interpersonal skills. The
employer wants someone that has the necessary
skills but also someone they will enjoy working