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Answered: Why are you not getting job offers?

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“Why did I not get that job?”

“Why am I not getting hired?”

Why am I still unemployed?”

Do these questions keep you up at night? If so, we hope you find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. 

There are many reasons why you are not getting any job offer and we will get into that soon. 

But, for now, let’s take a look at some data that will give us reassurance that we are not alone and that there are ways to rectify this problem. 

According to a Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data in January 2021, the unemployment rate in India is 6.5%, which stood at 9.1% in December 2020. Now, this proves that the job market is bouncing back and that your chances of getting hired are better this year than it was last year. 

No matter the reason – be it lack of skills or unpolished resume – rejections after rejections are we all are familiar with sometimes. Well, it’s time we put a stop to that.

Here are some of the most common reasons why you are not receiving any job offer along with some possible solutions.

Your Resume didn’t make the cut:

This could be because your resume is incomplete and unpolished. You see, recruiters are attracted to resumes that provide detailed information arranged chronologically and are free of spelling or grammatical errors. So, to make your resume stand out from the crowd, ensure that it is formatted properly with all the important details provided chronologically. If required, we recommend that you hire a professional resume writer. 

You flunked your interview:

Maybe it’s because you do not do proper research about the company or the job opportunity or you are always just too nervous to talk, sabotaging your interview has to stop. You need to be well-prepared to perform well in any job interview. Here are some tips:

  • Do your research about the company and the job opportunity beforehand.
  • Dress appropriately & professionally.
  • Do a mock interview beforehand.
  • Mind your body language.
  • Do not chew gum, your nails during the interview.

You just don’t have the required skills: 

Lack of skills is one problem most recruiters and interviewers face when hiring these days. Our advice? You ask the interviewer the key areas in which you need to improve and upskill yourself to land your dream job. Also, try keeping up with the latest trend in your industry. 

You are overconfident and rude:

Yes, it’s true that you should be confident to ace your interview. However, if you are overconfident to the point that you come off arrogant and rude, well, that is not an attitude anyone wants to work with. Just be humble, polite and respectful.

Your salary expectation just might be a tad too high:

When asked what the salary expectations are, some candidates give an unreasonably high number that the interviewer just doesn’t want to entertain with negotiations. Research everything you can about the job’s roles and responsibilities and the average based salary in the market. This way you will be able to provide a salary range both you and the interviewer are ok with. 

You are overqualified:

When you are overqualified, it can mean that you have just way too much experience or skill sets for the job. Interviewers know that these people will ask more than they are offered the position and often question their stability as such candidates leave as soon as they get opportunities matching their skills and experience. So it’s always suggested to go through the job description and apply for those vacancies which match your experience and skill sets.

No follow up:

Following up with the interviewer within 24 hours after the interview goes a long way in making an impression with him/her. Always end the interviews on good notes and send them thank you notes. Let them know how much you appreciate the opportunity and that you are eagerly waiting to hear from them again.

Well, there you go. We hope the above mentioned tips help you find a dream job for yourself. 

Good luck! 

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